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Chicago pastors will gather at Stroger Hospital to pray for peace

A group of Chicago pastors plan to gather at Stroger Hospital on the city’s West Side Tuesday to pray for an end to the violence plaguing the city.

They want to shed light on the most violence weekend so far this year. Police said 66 people were shot, 12 fatally, since 5 p.m. last Friday.
Pastors say they plan to pray for the families of recent victims of gun violence and the staff at Stroger.

The hospital saw an unusually high volume of gunshot victims over the weekend, plus two more shootings occurred in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood late Monday night.

City leaders weighed in on the surge of gun violence on Monday.

“What happened this weekend didn’t happen in every neighborhood in Chicago and it’s unacceptable for it to happen in any neighborhood in Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

“These shootings are not random. They are fueled by gangs. We know who they are,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

A spokesperson for Stroger said doctors treated everyone who needed care, and the hospital limited visitation to immediate family members so the medical teams could offer their full attention to the patients.

The group of pastors said the families of gun violence victims are also planning to be in attendance Tuesday morning.

Learn more at ABC7Chicago.com

2 injured in ISP-involved shooting on South Side

By Adam Chappelle, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Two people were injured after Illinois State Police troopers fired at an armed man in a cab late Thursday night. ISP officials said troopers were conducting a routine traffic stop in the West Chatham neighborhood around 8:30pm. While conducting that stop, the troopers were flagged down by a taxi near 77th and Vincennes.

When troopers approached the car, they found an armed man in the backseat, and shots rang out. Witnesses told ABC-7 police were trying to physically pull one person out of that cab.

One person was transported to Stroger Hospital in serious to critical condition, the other to St. Bernard Hospital in fair to serious condition. One trooper was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but fire officials said that trooper was not shot, and it was unknown why he was taken from the scene.

Police: Man fatally struck by CTA bus in Canaryville

A man was struck and killed by a CTA bus in the Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side Monday night, police said.

About 9:06 p.m., the 62-year-old was in the 4300 block of South Halsted when he “possibly tripped off the sidewalk” and was hit by a CTA bus traveling north, said police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Gaines added. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not confirm the death Monday night.

The police Major Accidents Investigations Unit is handling the case, Gaines said.