Chicago’s Deadly Week

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Chicago had a deadly Tuesday when twenty-three people were shot and injured, killing four, a horrible way to get the week going in Chicago. The first incident consisted of a fatal shooting that killed a man and wounded another in West Pullman on the Far South Side between 11 p.m and 12 a.m the men were 30 and 32 years old. Witnesses report they were on the front porch of a home in the 12200 blocks of South Morgan Street when two males approached the victims and opened fire, CPD stated. The younger man of the age of 30 was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The older man of the age of 32 was taken straight to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the behind and was in a fair chance of surviving. The second incident consisted of A 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot on Chicago’s south side in Woodlawn. He was standing on a corner around 1:13 p.m. on the 6500 blocks of South Maryland Avenue when an individual pulled up in an unknown vehicle and fired five to six shots directly at him, Chicago Police Department stated The teen was sadly struck twice in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was immediately pronounced dead stated CPD. In another case, That same afternoon, a 20-year-old male was shot and killed in West Garfield Park, according to CPD.

The man was shot once in his chest around noon in the 3800 blocks of West Adams Street according to information provided from CPD. Multiple suspects allegedly ran from the scene assuming to be the shooters. Emergency responders were able to take the man to Stroger Hospital, where he was then pronounced dead, police stated. In yet another case a 34-year-old man was killed in a drive-by in Riverdale on the South Side. He was walking in the 600 blocks of East 133rd Street around 12:30 a.m. when someone in a black sedan fired rounds directly at him, according to CPD. Boris Lilly was then immediately rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition but was later indeed pronounced dead CPD reports.

In yet another fatal shooting, 15 people were injured in a shooting outside a funeral home on the South Side in Gresham on the South Side. The shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. as a group of individuals was seen leaving a funeral on the 1000 block of west 79th street, Rhodes Funeral Services. People in a black sedan shot rounds on the group of individuals as they left the funeral, said a witness from the scene. One of the funeral attendees supposedly started shooting back, the vehicle crashed after speeding away from the scene. CPD was supposedly warned about the shooting in advance but did not listen to the warning they were given and did not take action fast enough, CPD is questioning one person of interest. 15 adults were being treated at five different area hospitals, police said their conditions were unknown, while Chicago fire officials stated at least 11 of individuals were in serious-to-critical condition.


Written by Nadia Amoah


Chicago Sun-Times: 23 shot, 4 fatally, Tuesday in Chicago

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