Three people were killed and eight others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening as Memorial Day weekend began.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the Hyde Park community, roughly half a mile from President Barack Obama’s home in neighboring Kenwood.
The 29-year-old man killed had buzzed the suspects into an apartment building in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street, police said. The shooters entered an apartment using a door left ajar, and fatally shot him in the chest and back.
The man, who had gang affiliations, was dead at the scene, police said. Authorities declined to release his identity early Saturday pending notification of relatives, a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.
About 11:45 p.m. Friday, a man was found shot outside his home in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue, in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Tevin Kirkman, 22, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died at 12:20 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
At 11 p.m. Friday, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a man was wounded in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Police found them both injured outside in the 400 block of North Central Avenue, authorities said.
Leetema Daniels, of an unknown home address, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said. An 18-year-old man was shot in the upper chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition has since stabilized.
At least seven other people were wounded in non-fatal shootings across the city since Friday evening.
The most recent shooting happened about 2:55 a.m. Saturday in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood, and left a motorist shot in the face, police said.
The 24-year-old man was driving in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue when someone started shooting at his vehicle, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition has since stabilized.
About 1:45 a.m. Saturday, three men were hurt in a drive-by shooting in the 400 block of North Sacramento Avenue, in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.
They were walking down the sidewalk when they heard gunfire, then saw a red van speeding away, police said.
An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were both shot in the buttocks, and the older man was also shot in the thigh. Both men have gang affiliations, and were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
Another man, 21, was grazed in the arm and refused medical treatment, police said.
About 11 p.m. Friday night, an 18-year-old man was wounded in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. He suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 7200 block of South Prairie Avenue.
About 8:45 p.m. Friday, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the 600 block of East 75th Street, also in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
She was walking with her boyfriend and two other friends when two unknown male suspects approached the group and shot, police said.
The group ran from the shooters and the girl later realized she’d been shot in the hip, police said. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.
About 7:35 p.m., a man was shot in the arm in the 1100 block of North Spaulding Avenue, in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was treated in good condition at Norwegian-American Hospital.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings as of early Saturday, as area detectives begin their investigations.
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