12 Dead, 43 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Over Father’s Day Weekend


Twelve people were killed and at least 43 more — including a 3-year-old boy— were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, according to Chicago Police.

The most recent homicide happened about 1:30 a.m. Monday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 7300 block of South University found the 22-year-old man lying in the gangway, according to Chicago Police. He was shot in the head and back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot in the lower back and chest in Englewood’s 1500 block of West 69th Street and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said.

Late Sunday, a 21-year-old man was was in a vehicle in the 600 block of South Lake Shore Drive when shots rang out and he was struck in the lower back, police said. He was driven to the first block of East 35th Street, where he was abandoned, police said. Officers responding to that block about 10:40 p.m. found him lying on the ground and he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, according to police.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office had not confirmed those fatalities as of Monday morning.

Earlier Sunday evening, another 21-year-old man died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen after showing up at St. Bernard Hospital at 326 W. 64th St. about 6:50 p.m., according to police, who did not known when or where the shooting occurred. The medical examiner’s office has not released the man’s name.

About 1:30 p.m., someone used a high-powered assault rifle to kill 22-year-old Salvador Saurez outside a Catholic church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during Sunday Mass, authorities said. He was walking eastbound on 46th Street outside Holy Cross Church near Hermitage Avenue when a light-colored Saturn drove by and someone inside opened fire. Saurez, who lived in the 4500 block of South Hermitage, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 p.m., police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Saturday night in Auburn Gresham, a 33-year-old man was in a vehicle going south in the 7600 block of South Eggleston when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside it opened fire about 8:20 p.m., police said. The man was shot repeatedly in the torso and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities have not released his name.

An apparent murder-suicide left a 73-year-old man and 65-year-old woman dead Saturday morning in Hyde Park. Officers called for a well-being check about 9:45 a.m. at a home in the 1400 block of East 54th Street found them dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head, with the man’s wound self-inflicted, according to police. Their names have not been released.

About 5:30 a.m., officers responding to a call of shots fired found 23-year-old Eric Smith dead with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4800 block of West Monroe, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Smith lived nearby in the 4800 block of West Adams, authorities said.

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