Monday, October 22, 2012
" Frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there’s an awful lot of violence and they’re not using AK-47s. But it is still the safest city in the country.” - President Obama Oct 16, 2012
About 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Darrius Boyd, 25, was shot on the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
Boyd sustained a gunshot wound to his head and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police.
Two men, ages 25 and 18, both cousins, and a 23-year-old pregnant woman were injured in a 5:30 p.m. shooting on the 9400 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. A gunman emerged from a gangway and shot them before fleeing in a dark-colored van, police said.
Both men were in critical condition, police said. The 25-year-old was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and the 18-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The 6-month pregnant woman was hospitalized at Christ and her condition had stabilized,police said. She suffered a wound to her leg.
According to earlier reports from police, the two men died from their wounds, but police said this morning that they are still alive.
At about 2 a.m., three men in their 20s were shot on the 6900 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A 28-year-old man was released from the hospital after being struck in the foot, and the others, ages 25 and 26, were taken with gunshot wounds to the leg to Stroger Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.
The latter two men are believed to have gang affiliations, police said.
Earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot about 10:40 p.m. during a robbery on the 100 block of East 68th Street in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, said News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing preliminary information.
The man had been walking down the sidewalk when a group of males approached him and robbed him, police said. When the man tried to run away, he was shot in the calf.
He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center in good condition, police said.
A 14 year-old girl and a 22-year old man were also injured in a drive-by shooting at about 9:20 p.m. on the 1500 block of South Kedvale Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
The two had been standing near a street corner when someone fired shots from a light-colored car passing by, police said.
The girl was shot in the lower back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition, Alfaro said. The man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the calf.
Earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the shoulder at about 4 p.m. on the 800 block of East 87th Street in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, Purkiss said. The teen, who is 14 years old, was taken to Comer Children's Hospital on the University of Chicago Hospital campus, where his condition has stabilized.
Also on Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the left leg at about 2:45 p.m. on the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The teen was taken to Comer Children's, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
Two 15-year-old boys were struck by bullets Sunday night at about 10:05 p.m. on the 6900 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood, police said. One of the teens was grazed in the upper back, and the other was struck in the finger. Both were reported to be in good condition.
Someone shot a 21-year-old man sitting on a porch early Sunday in the Lawndale neighborhood.
The victim was on a porch in the 2800 block of South Harding about 2:25 a.m. when someone inside a dark colored sport-utility vehicle that drove past fired shots, hitting him in the back, said Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
Alfaro said the victim’s condition had stabilized and he’d been taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. No one was arrested.
A man was shot and killed early Sunday in the Austin Community on the West Side, police said.
The victim, 21, was on a sidewalk walking with relatives in the 0-100 block of North Central Avenue when a gunman on foot confronted him and shot multiple times in the chest, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
36-year-old man was pronounced dead after being shot today on a sidewalk in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said.
The shooting happened at 11:31 a.m. on the 0-100 block of South Pulaski Road, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
When police responded they found the man dead, laying on the sidewalk with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head, Zala said.
The man was identified as Claude Snulligan of the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesman said.
An 18-year-old man was fatally wounded steps away from his home in south suburban Blue Island, officials said.
Bryant M. Jones of the 2900 block of West 141st Place was shot on the 2800 block of West 141st Place. He was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
There was no immediate information available from the Blue Island Police Department about the circumstances leading up to Jones' death.