Chicago Memorial Day weekend shootings: 3 dead, 13 injured on opening night

The number of violent incidents in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend is approaching tragic numbers.

At least 11 people were killed and another 45 injured between Friday evening and early Monday afternoon. The death toll was the highest since 2015, when 12 people died. But the total number of people shot was far below the 71 people injured in shootings over the weekend in 2016.

For Memorial Day weekend totals, The Sun-Times tracks incidents from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Violence has even reached Mayor Brandon Johnson’s doorstep, including a woman found stabbed to death. Within 2 blocks of the 1st term mayor’s Westside home.

Gunshots rang out on North Avenue Beach No one was injured in the fighting that broke out on Friday afternoon, hours after the city’s beaches officially opened for the summer.

The holiday season, the weekend that informally marks the beginning of summer, has also historically been the start of a seasonal increase in gun violence, often concentrated in the south and west sides of the city. District 6 in the south had the highest number of shooting casualties, with at least seven people, followed by District 11 in the west, where at least six people were shot.

Additional officers were scheduled to be on duty over the weekend as Mayor Brandon Johnson and interim CPD assistant.Fred Waller continued the controversial practice of canceling executive holidays to increase staffing on violent weekends.

dozens Peacekeepers also took to the streets To quell violence in the “hot spots” of the South and West.and Hundreds of people marched against the violence Grand Crossing neighborhood on Saturday.

The weekend’s first murders occurred within hours of each other.

A murder near the Austin mayor’s home was discovered shortly after midnight on Saturday. 5700 blocks on West Chicago Avenue. A woman of unknown age was stabbed to death and left in a nearby alley. And on Monday evening, a shooting was reported about five blocks from the mayor’s home. Around 7 p.m., a 36-year-old man was shot dead near the 700th block of North Pine Avenue. He was hospitalized in good condition.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to his armpit. 7800 Block on South Sealy Avenue Located in the Auburn Gresham area.

Around 2:15 a.m., William Hare, 35, was found on the sidewalk in Lakeview with a gunshot wound to the chest. 500 blocks of West Surf Street. He died at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Just before 3am, a 37-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were standing on a sidewalk in the city. 2300 blocks on West 18th Street According to the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Coroner’s Office, someone opened fire in the Chicago downtown area, hitting the pair in the face. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the man died and the woman was in critical condition.

About 20 minutes later, 22-year-old Jonathan Salgado was standing on a city sidewalk. South Homan Avenue 2400 Block Police say he was shot in the chest in Little Village. Police said the man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Later that day, a man was shot dead. 1100 blocks on North Ridgeway Avenue It’s located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Westside. Police said the shooting occurred around 11:15 a.m.

Within an hour, one woman was killed and three men injured. drive-by shootingAuburn Gresham g.

On Saturday afternoon, an off-duty Michigan police officer opened fire with a gun he was handling in his room at home, shooting and seriously injuring another man. Hotel Chicago Located in River North.

a Woodlawn shooting Reported late Saturday. A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead after being shot in the back, police said.

The three men were ShoOutside Mariano’s grocery store on Broadway and Barry in the Lakeview neighborhood early Sunday morning. All were taken to the Advocate Illinois Freemasonry Hospital for wound care. Two men, aged 22 and 32, were listed in good condition.

A third man, age unknown, was said to be in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his back and chest.

About an hour later, two people were shot While sitting in a car in West Garfield Park. One of them, a 35-year-old man, was shot in the head and pronounced dead.

in the evening, 2-year-old girl injured She was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston after she accidentally fired a gun found on Block 1500 of West Jonquil Terrace, where she was diagnosed as in good health.

After several hours, 2-year-old boy injured After a gun was fired while playing in a bedroom with a known man on the 7900 block of South Hermitage Avenue. He was treated, but was in good condition and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Three more people were injured in a shooting early Monday morning in Calumet Heights. A 77-year-old man was shot in the back and a 57-year-old woman was hit in the head. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The 59-year-old man was taken to Trinity Hospital and then in good condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

A 16-year-old boy was injured in a shooting from his car in Austin Monday night. At about 10:20 p.m., he was standing on the sidewalk of Block 4700 on West Augusta Boulevard when someone pulled up in an SUV and the occupants began shooting. Police said the boy was shot twice in the thigh, but he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition.

More than 25 others were injured in non-fatal shootings across the city after 5 p.m. Friday.

last year, 51 people are reported to have been shot The number of people in the city over Memorial Day weekend was the highest in five years. Nine people were killed and another 42 were injured, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Chicago Memorial Day weekend shootings: 3 dead, 13 injured on opening night

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