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Saturday, August 3, 2013

6 year old shot by gun wealing monkey while 13 others are wounded

A 6-year-old boy riding in a car with his mom was shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side overnight, according to police, the boy among at least 13 people shot since Friday afternoon across the city.

Police aren’t certain of the boy’s condition but said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was in a car in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street about 11:30 p.m. when someone started shooting.

Police don’t believe the mother or the boy was the target but it’s not clear who the shooter was aiming toward. No one is in custody.

Earlier Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood this afternoon, police said.

The man was shot in the chest in the 500 block of West Winneconna Parkway--south of 78th Street and Normal Avenue--about 1:20 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

The man was identified as Kevin Williams, 27, of the 11100 block of South Eggleston Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

No one was in custody in the slaying and Area South detectives are investigating.
Williams was about six weeks from completing his parole in a 2008 burglary charge, and previously had served time in a 2007 heroin case, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.

Another man was killed in the 3600 block of South Michigan Avenue, a block and a half from the Chicago Police Department headquarters.

A 32-year-old man standing with a group of others near the door of an apartment building was shot through the side of his torso about 12:45 a.m. The bullet lodged in his chest, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition but pronounced dead there a short time later.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue about 3:30 a.m. He was hit in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Additional details weren’t immediately available.

About 2:55 a.m, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of West Madison Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Two women, 18 and 19, were shot in the 5600 block of South Ada Street in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:50 a.m. The older woman was shot in the arm and the younger was grazed in the hand. They told police they “heard shots and felt pain” as they were leaving a party on the block. Both were taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center.

About 2 a.m., someone shot a 33-year-old man in his upper back in the 5100 block of South Kostner Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood. He was in the back yard with others when the shooter approached on foot and opened fire from the alley, police said. He fled south down the alley. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition stabilized, Greer said.

A 22-year-old man walked into Rush Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg about 1:50 a.m. He told police he had been shot in the 200 block of South Central Park Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. He was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and his condition was stabilized, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 11:20 p.m. He was walking with about a group when someone inside a passing dark car started shooting, Greer said. The boy was hit in the chest and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

In addition to that shooting, a 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound on the 11800 block of South Michigan Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ medical center in serious-to-critical condition, Langford said.

A salesman at the Plaza True Value Hardware Store said the shooting happened at about 2 p.m. directly outside of the store.

There were about four people attending to about three or four customers inside the store when the shooting happened, according to the salesman who would not give his name.

He said employees called police who arrived along with paramedics who took the man to the hospital.

He said the victim was standing outside of the store with a group of about 15 others when the shooting happened.

"I looked out and I saw a bunch of kids around somebody and I just thought it was some kids fist-fighting," said the man. "Then I saw the blood."

He said the Roseland neighborhood "is pretty bad" but they have not experience any problems near the store.

At about 7:20 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were shot on the 2300 block of North Melvina Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

The younger victim was shot in the arm and leg and the older man sustained a graze wound to his ankle, police said. There conditions were not immediately available, O'Brien said.

3 monkey's charged in the shooting of a 4 year old girl

Three teenagers have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 4-year-old girl as she rode her scooter near her grandmother's home early this week, authorities said.

Laquan Waters, 18, Tyrese Pearson, 17, and Roosevelt Stevens, 15, have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting about 4:55 p.m. Monday of Khalise Weatherspoon, said Cook Count state's attorney's spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Khalise was the fourth child age 7 or younger to be shot and wounded in Chicago in July.

The girl was on a scooter, playing with her 3-year-old brother and two older sisters just down the block from their grandmother's home near 71st and Rockwell streets in Marquette Park, when two gunmen stepped out of an alley and opened fire about 4:55 p.m. Monday, according to family and police. Khalise was struck in the abdomen and a 31-year-old man was also hit.

The girl was taken by a neighbor to Holy Cross Hospital, then transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in good condition. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.

Earlier in the week, police had no description of the shooters. Detectives were able to track down the suspects despite lack of cooperation from Khalise's family in identifying the shooters, an official said today.

Waters, of the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue, Pearson, of the 9300 block of South Greenwood, and Stevens, of the 7200 block of South Wentworth--who is being charged as an adult--were expected to appear in Cook County Central Bond Court on Saturday, Simonton said.

Three other young children were shot and wounded in Chicago in July:

• A 7-year-old boy was shot in the neck in Cole Park in the Chatham neighborhood on July 3.

• Jaden Donald, 5, was shot in the chest at Cooper Park in the West Pullman neighborhood early on July 4.

• Quianna Tomplins, 6, was shot while riding a scooter in the Roseland neighborhood July 20. She was at a memorial for a man shot to death on the same street five years ago.