Four people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed and at least 15 others were wounded in separate shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday morning.
Two men in their 50s and at least six others were wounded in shootings from 5:30 p.m. Friday to early Saturday.
Two more, including the 14-year-old, were fatally shot and at least eight others were hurt in shootings from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.
The last shooting of the weekend, which wounded a 26-year-old woman, happened at 6:24 p.m. Sunday at 107th Street and Indiana Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood, police said.
So far this year, Chicago has seen at least 2,627 people shot, about 400 more than during the same period last year, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of shootings data collected over the last two years. Through Monday morning, homicides have risen to at least 428, up from 378 a year earlier, according to Tribune data on city homicides.
The 14-year-old who was killed over the weekend, identified by family as J-Quantae Riles, was fatally shot around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
He was walking with three other people on a sidewalk in the 2200 block of West 59th Street on the South Side when an unknown gunman on foot approached and opened fire at the group, hitting him in the back, police said.
The others scattered before returning to find J-Quantae’s body on the sidewalk, authorities said.
J-Quantae was pronounced dead at the scene.
No one was in custody as a result of the shooting.
Three others, all men over 40, were killed in additional shootings.
At 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old man was fatally shot in Englewood, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro.
The man was in the driver’s seat of a black Lexus in the 700 block of West 59th Street when he was shot in the head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Source: Chicago Tribune