Chicago: Labor Day weekend - 51 shot, 10 dead

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Weekend violence continued to claim victims across Chicago over the long holiday weekend.

Fifty-one people were shot, 10 fatally, across Chicago over the weekend from 6 p.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Monday, including an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot Monday while riding in a SUV on the South Side, according to Chicago police.

The girl and three adults were sitting in a Subaru SUV at the stop light on Union Avenue at West 47th Street when police say the gunman’s car intentionally pulled up behind them, targeting someone inside.

“Our victims’ vehicle was parked facing northbound on Union Avenue with the offender’s vehicle directly behind it,” said Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott. “When the light turned green, the offender’s vehicle immediately opened fire on the victims’ vehicle.”

The girl and two adults inside the SUV suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

“The victims’ vehicle continued northbound on Union and crashed into a tree,” McDermott said.

The 8-year-old girl was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. She has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Dajore Wilson.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, CPD Superintendent David Brown expressed condolences to her family.

"Getting notified about another child being a victim of gun violence is one of the most painful experiences, not only as a law enforcement professional, but also as a parent," Superintendent Brown said.

The superintendent said police have recovered more than 200 illegal guns over the weekend. He also said he would be extending the use of the CPD Summer Mobile Patrol Unit for another 90 days.

At the crime scene, police pointed out on more than one occasion that they, too, are emotionally exhausted by the rate of gun violence in the city, particularly this summer.

Chicago police canceled days off for officers ahead of the holiday weekend and extended shifts to 12 hours to put about 8,000 officers on the street in an effort to stem a tide of violence that typically accompanies long holiday weekends.

1 killed, 3 injured in shootout in Stony Island Park

One man was shot to death and three others wounded during a shootout Monday in Stony Island Park on the South Side.

Two men, 21 and 30, were traveling northbound in a red Nissan Altima in the 8400 block of South Cregier Avenue when two 18-year-old men on foot fired shots, Chicago police said.

One man in the backseat of the Nissan returned gunfire, striking both gunmen, police said.

The injured men in the Nissan were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The 21-year-old was shot in the neck and was pronounced dead, and the older man was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details about the fatality.

One of the men who had been shooting at the car was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the thigh, police said. The other 18-year-old alleged gunman was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the forearm.

Both 18-year-olds are being questioned by investigators, police said. The man who returned shots has a valid conceal carry license.


Man, 22, killed in Humboldt Park shooting on West Side

Another man was killed Monday in Humboldt Park on the West Side, Chicago police said.

According to police, the 22-year-old was in a vehicle about 6:36 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Lawndale Avenue when someone approached and fired shots.

The man was struck multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No further victim information has been released at this time.

Area detectives are investigating.


Person in custody after 2 shot in Englewood

Two men were shot during a fight Monday in Englewood on the South Side.

According to Chicago police, around 1:15 a.m. a 56-year-old man shot two men, ages 30 and 37, during a fight outside in the 6300-block of South Ashland Avenue when he claims one of the two men lifted up their shirt to display a handgun.

A 30-year-old man was grazed in the arm and declined medical treatment before leaving the scene, police said. The other man, 37, was shot in the arm and torso and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

The shooter was taken into custody with charges pending, police said.

A police source said he has a valid FOID card, but it was not immediately clear whether he has a concealed carry license.

Area One detectives are investigating.


Man killed in Brighton Park

A man was shot dead Sunday in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.

According to police, two men approached the victim around 9:10 p.m. and tried to fight him in the 2600-block of West 39th Place. As he tried to run away, a third male walked up and shot him in the back, police said.

The victim was identified as, Steven Garcia, 38, of Brighton Park, was pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

No one is in custody.


4 wounded in South Shore shooting

At least four people, including a teen boy, were hurt in a shooting Sunday in South Shore.

They were gathering on the sidewalk about 6:25 p.m. in the 7700-block of South Kingston Avenue when someone inside a white SUV fired shots, Chicago police said.

All four people were hospitalized in good condition, police said.

A 17-year-old boy hit in the shoulder and a 25-year-old woman shot in the leg were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Another male, whose age isn’t known, was taken to the same hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg and knee.

A 44-year-old man was taken to South Shore Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot, police said.

No arrests have been made. Area Two detectives are investigating.

Good, good numbers. Way to get back on track after a couple slow weekends Chitown!

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more guns from Indiana found their way to Chicago and forced black people to pull their triggers against other black people

It is trump's fault for not enacting federal gun law to prevent guns from Indiana finding their way into the hands of black people in chicago

"Nothing to see here" 

-BLM, Democrats