Four children were among the 65 people who were shot across Chicago this weekend, 18 of them fatal.
Three children were killed. Six children were killed in Chicago only last week due to armed violence.
This week’s armed violence has surpassed Chicago’s 300 murders so far this year, the standard that has made Supt. David Brown challenged the police station to stay under in April. Last year, the city did not break 300 killings as of early August, according to Sun Times data.
A 10-year-old girl was shot in the evening Saturday when she was hit by a stray bullet inside Logan Square’s house on the northwest side.
She was inside the apartment at 9:40 pm. Chicago police said the building, which was on 3,500 West Dickens Avenue, when the bullet penetrated a window and hit its head. She was transferred to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The neighbors said they heard gunfire but believed it was fireworks. Police said the shots may have come from a group of males who began shooting at another group in the group.
The woman and her child were driving from home shortly after 2 pm. When an armed man stopped next to them in another car and opened fire near Street 60 and Hallstead Street, according to the police. The child was hit once in the chest, while his mother, 22, was looking after her head. They led them to St. Bernard Hospital, where the child died. The mother was later transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment and her condition stabilized.
Cook County Medical Examiner identified the boy as Sincere A. Gaston. He lived in south Chicago.
Earlier that morning, a teenage boy was shot dead in Humboldt Park on the western side.
Authorities said Antion Douglas, 17, was in the midst of a large crowd at 11:25 am in 1100m from North Monticello Street when he entered an argument, pulling someone from the group off a pistol and firing bullets. Douglas, who lived in the Humboldt Park, was injured on the left side of his chest and taken to Struger Hospital, where he died.
The latest fatal launch occurred early on Monday in Brighton Park on the southwest side.
Police said a 21-year-old man was walking around 2:22 am in Block 4400 from South Whipple Street when a suspect approached him and shot him in the face and leg. He was declared dead on the scene.
Two hours earlier, a man with a bullet was found in Humboldt Park.
The 22-year-old was discovered inside a house with gunshot wounds to his chin and face at 12:39 am in 900 blocks of North Central Park Avenue, police said. He was declared dead on the scene.
On Sunday night, a man was killed in Garfield Park on the west side.
The 23-year-old was found unresponsive with a bullet in the hip at about 11:04 pm. Police said 4,500 blocks from West May Paul Street. He was declared dead on the scene.
Earlier on Sunday night, another man was killed in West Pullman, in the far south side.
The 24-year-old was walking around 8:40 pm. Police said in Block 12100 of South Michigan Street when someone in a black car shot him in the head, back and shoulder. He was declared dead on the scene.
Three people were killed in a separate shooting in 90 minutes Sunday morning.
The latest of these attacks left a 38-year-old man killed in a small village on the southwest side.
The police said that he was walking in an alley around 8:30 a.m. in Block 2500 South Troy Street when someone got out of a four-wheel drive vehicle, walked to him, fired shots, and beat him several times. He was declared dead on the scene.
Shortly before, an 18-year-old man was shot dead in southern Chicago.
Officials said Andrew Richmond was shot multiple times in the trunk around 7:20 am in Block 8200 of South Escanaba Street. He was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
About 20 minutes before that, another man was killed in Rogers Park on the north side.
Police said that the 19-year-old was walking around 7 am in Building 1400 on West Lunt Street when someone came to him and shot him in the back of his head. Then the shooter ran to a black SUV that drove west at Lunt towards Clark Street. The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier that morning, a man was killed in Austin on the west side.
The officers who responded to the ShotSpotter fire alert at 3:54 am found that the 28-year-old man lay on a pier in a pier in Block 1300 of North Mayfield Avenue, according to police. He was wounded in the back and face and declared dead on the scene.
Another man was killed and three others were wounded in Douglas on the south side.
The men were in a big gathering at 11:35 pm. Police said in 3,100 blocks of South Rhodes Street when it was shot. They were all taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. He announced the death of a 24-year-old man who had a thigh stroke. Two 21-year-old men were shot in the leg. One is in good condition, the other is in fair condition. A 22-year-old man was shot in the head, in critical condition. Investigators detained two people for interrogation.
Earlier that afternoon, two people were killed in a separate shooting in Brighton Park and South Shore.
In Brighton Park, officers answered ShotSpotter’s call at about 3:50 pm. Authorities said David Santoyo, 31, did not respond to Block 4400 of South Kidzie Street, where he was shot in the head. Santoyo, who lived in the Chicago Lawn, was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital and announced his death.
Meanwhile, a man was shot dead in South Shore around the same time.
Police said officers who responded to the ShotSpotter alert found that the 28-year-old man was unresponsive to 7,600 blocks from South Phillips Street. He was shot in the chest, neck, and arm. The man was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he later died.
Hours earlier, a man was killed in a passing car in Lawndale on the western side.
Around 10:25 am, he was walking in Block 1300 from South Springfield Avenue when someone in a silver passing car opened fire, according to the police. The man, whom the medical examiner’s office identified as Deron Collins, 28, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died.
About four hours ago, an Englewood man was killed by a bullet.
He was sitting in the Chevrolet Tahoe at about 6:50 am in the first block of West 57 Street when someone fired shots, according to the police. The man, who is believed to be 30, was wounded in the head and declared dead on the scene. Witnesses told investigators that they saw a Nissan 2003 car speeding away from the area after the shots were fired.
About half an hour before that, another man was killed in Burnside on the south side.
Officials said D’Angelo Baird, 33, was wounded by a multiple bullet in the shoulder during an internal conflict at around 6:20 am in Complex 9300 on South Lyon Street. He was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
A man was killed in the first weekend shooting Friday evening in Austin.
The 42-year-old was on the sidewalk at about 5:42 pm and Chicago police said on one of 200 streets north of Liklear Street when someone came out of an alley and opened fire. The man was hit in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In the non-fatal shootings, an 8-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet Saturday night inside a house in Englewood.
She was sitting on the sofa at 11:18 pm. Inside the house on Wood Street when a stray bullet appeared across the window and threw it on its head, according to the police. She was transferred to Comer Children Hospital in good condition.
A woman was seriously injured in gunfire in Rogers Park on the north side.
Police said the 31-year-old was riding in a car at 5:42 am in the 1700 block of West Johnway Terrace when one of them fired shots. A bullet came from the back window and the woman was shed on the left side of her head. She went to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.
Shortly before that, three people were shot in Austin.
Police said they were outside with a group of other people at 4:26 am in the 500th district of North Maynard Street when someone shot them in a passing car. A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest and foot. Someone drove him to the West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park in serious condition.
Police said that a 35-year-old woman was taken to the same hospital in good condition and was shot in the foot. A 37-year-old woman was shot in the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in a satisfactory condition.
At least 38 people have been shot across the city since 5 pm. Friday.
Armed violence at the end of last week peaked this year with 104 shots, 15 fatal. Five children were among the dead.