300 Shootings in Chicago Already This Year

Three men were killed and at least 24 other people, including an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s court deputy, were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

The latest fatal shooting happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Jesse C. Montes de Oca, 31, was standing in a backyard in the 3500 block of West 38th Place when someone in a silver SUV fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:30 p.m. He lived in Brighton Park.

About 1:40 a.m. Saturday, Kentrell Thompson, 25, was sitting in a vehicle at a gas station in the 1200 block of North Halsted in the Goose Island neighborhood on the Near North Side when someone fired several shots at the vehicle, authorities said. Thompson suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Another killing happened about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 400 block of West 129th Place and found 34-year-old Jeffery Demetrius Brown with gunshot wounds to the head and thigh, authorities said. Brown, who lived on the same block, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m.

The sheriff’s deputy was among three people wounded when gunfire erupted outside a Gold Coast bar where he was working security while off-duty about 3:30 a.m. Saturday near State and Division, authorities said.

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Source: CBS Chicago