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Chicago Violence: At Least 6 Dead, 39 Injured in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings

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While Chicago’s Fourth of July weekend was marked by a stabbing and unrelated stampede at Navy Pier, at least six people were killed and 39 injured in shootings across the city during the start of the extended holiday weekend.

The most recent fatality occurred Friday at around 7 p.m. in the 300 block of N. Laramie when, according to police, two victims were standing on a sidewalk when two other individuals approached them and began firing shots and fleeing the scene in a grey sedan. Officials said a 40-year-old man was transported to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and later pronounced dead. The second 65-year-old victim was taken to the same hospital in critical condition after receiving gunshot wounds to the head, face and right arm; at the moment no one in connection the incident is in custody.

Early Friday in the Austin neighborhood, a 37-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were fighting in a group of people in the 900 block of North Lavergne, police said. A man fired shots at about 2:47 a.m., fatally striking the 37-year-old in the chest and the 32-year-old woman in the arm.

Minutes later, at about 2:55 a.m. in Fuller Park, a man approached an 18-year-old woman in the street in the 4200 Block of South Wells and shot her once in the head. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chicago’s 4th of July Holiday Safety Plan

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(Published Wednesday, July 3, 2019)

NBC Chicago will keep track of violence across Chicago throughout the weekend. For a full list from police, see below.

SATURDAY, JULY 6

–A 33-year-old man received a gunshot wound to the stomach and back and was transported to Mount Sinai in critical condition, while another victim, a 32-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the groin and was also later transported to the same hospital in stable condition. Police say the victims were standing outside of a vehicle in the 3400 block of W. Fullerton at around 5 a.m., when an unknown group of individuals began to argue and that when the victims heard shots and felt pain.

— A 32-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk in the 6200 block of W. Fullerton when an occupant in an SUV fired shots. The victim was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in stable condition.

–At about 1:43 a.m. in the 3300 block of W. Maypole, two victims were shot. A 32-year-old man transported himself to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the jaw, chest, abdomen and legl was listed in stable condition. Meanwhoile a 25-year-old man who also a walk-in at Stroger Hospital remains in good condition after being shot in the foot. The victims reported that they were on the sidewalk when a vehicle drove by and fired shots, stricking them.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

–At around 7 p.m. in the 300 block of N. Laramie two victims were standing on a sidewalk when two other individuals approached them and began firing shots and fleeing the scene in a grey sedan. Officials said a 40-year-old man was transported to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and later pronounced dead. A 65-year-old victim was taken to the same hospital in critical condition after receiving gunshot wounds to the head, face and right arm.

–A 26-year-old man was standing outside a friend’s house at about 5:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of West Franklin when he was shot in the left shoulder area, police said. The victim’s girlfriend had just arrived to the scene and drove him to the hospital.

–At about 4:45 a.m., a 46-year-old man was discovered unresponsive near a residence in the 6100 block of South Eberhart with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. The male was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

–A 20-year-old man was in a vehicle at about 4 a.m. in the 2900 block of West Augusta when someone in an unknown vehicle drove by and fired shots, police said. He was shot once to the thigh and listed in stable condition.

–A 34-year-old man was standing next to a parked vehicle at about 2:55 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Rice when someone inside a gray vehicle fired shots, grazing his hip, police said. The man refused medical treatment.

–A 37-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were involved in a fight within a group of people at about 2:47 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lavergne when a man fired shots, striking them both, police said. The 37-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed, and the 32-year-old woman was shot twice in the arm.

–An 18-year-old woman fatally shot in the head about at about 2:55 a.m., police said. She was in the street in the 4200 block of South Wells when a man approached her and shot her onuce in the head. She pronounced dead at the scene.

–Multiple people were shot at about 2:08 a.m. in the 1600 block of East 67th Street, police said. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the chest and arm, a 33-year-old man was shot twice in the back, an 18-year-old man was shot in the left leg and chest, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the ankle, and a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg. No other details were immediately available as police investigated.

–A 29-year-old man was standing next to a vehicle at about 1:43 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Wood when a man fired shots from a nearby alley, striking the man multiple times in the chest, police said. He was listed in critical condition.

–A 26-year-old man and 33-year-old man were in a “verbal dispute” with another man who produced a handgun and fired shots at the victims. The 26-year-old was struck in the leg. The 33-year-old man was struck in the left leg. The shooting took place at about 1:06 a.m. in 6400 block of South Parnell.

–A 33-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and leg at about 12:52 a.m. in the 3000 block of North Davlin, police said. Witnesses told police the victim may also be an offender as they saw him leaving his vehicle in an alley and shooting at a group of people a few houses down. He did not strike anyone, police said, but it appears someone in the group returned fire, striking him.

–Two men, ages 22 and 29, were standing on the sidewalk at about 12:45 a.m. in 7200 block of South Oakley when they were struck by unknown gunfire, police said. The 22-year-old was struck in the right ankle and the 29-year-old was struck in the left foot. Both victims drove themselves to the hospital in stable condition.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

–A 23-year-old man and 27-year-old man were both shot at about 11:20 p.m. while standing on the sidewalk in 3000 block of West Franklin, police said. The 23-year-old was struck in the neck, shoulder, elbow and forearm and sustained a graze wound to his knee. He was listed in stable condition. The 27-year-old was struck in the ankle and listed in stable condition.

–A 34-year-old man told paramedics he was walking in an alley at about 11:20 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Shore Drive when he realized he had been shot in the leg, police said. No other details about the shooting were immediately available. He was listed in critical condition.

–A 41-year-old man was struck in the leg at about 11:11 p.m. while standing in front of a residence in the 12000 block of South Harvard, police said. A man emerged from the back of the home and fired shots, police said. The victim was listed in good condition.

–An 18-year-old woman was in the backyard of a residence in the 7600 block of South Lowe when she was hit in the back by a gunshot, police said. The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she’s listed in stable condition.

–In the 4000 block of South Maplewood at approximately 8:55 p.m., a 21-year-old man was hit by gunfire, police said. He is listed in serious condition at Mount Sinai, but is not cooperating with police.

–Just after 8 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Milwaukee, a 28-year-old man was walking when a black sedan approached and a person inside opened fire, striking the man in the hand. He was taken to Community First Hospital in good condition, police said.

–Two people, including an innocent bystander, were shot on the city’s South Side at approximately 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of East 77th Street, police said. A 21-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with a group of men, and one person opened fire, striking him in the back. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, and a 39-year-old woman, who was walking by the scene at the time of the shooting, was hit in both legs, and is also in serious condition at the same hospital.

–Four men were shot, one fatally, at 11:35 a.m. Thursday while standing outside in the 3100 block of West Iowa Street, police said. A light-colored sedan drove by, and its occupants began firing gun shots. A 31-year-old man sustained two gunshot wounds to the leg and is in stable condition. A 23-year-old man was shot in the right leg and is in stable condition. A 17-year-old man was shot in the body and remained in unknown condition. A 32-year-old man was shot in the body and died at the scene.

–A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm Thursday while traveling in the backseat of a vehicle in the 12000 block of South Emerald, police said. At about 1:10 a.m., an unknown man approached the car on foot and fired a shot, striking the boy. The driver of the car took him to Roseland Hospital where he was treated and released in good condition.

–A 35-year-old woman was found dead early Thursday inside a residence in the 4300 block of West Wilcox with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. She was inside the residence at about 1:30 a.m. drinking with a “known male,” police said, when “at some point a gun was displayed, possibly by the victim.” During the struggle over the weapon, it discharged and struck her in the head. The man was being questioned by police.

–A 37-year-old man was shot in the arm Thursday while standing outside a vehicle in the 5000 block of South Justine at about 12:20 a.m., police said. The victim told police he didn’t see the offender or know where the shots came from. He was driven to University of Chicago Hospital by a friend and was listed in good condition and the offender.

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