Based on our internal data, our readers seem to like our weekend wrap-ups so we've decided to continue and expand it going forward.
Rather than just be a run-down of all the incidents, we're going to try and provide you some additional context, videos, pictures, and comments, so you can more easily find things in one place. In the future, we encourage you to send them to us via our social media so we can easily find them as we piece together future weekend wrap-ups.
It's not perfect yet, and we're likely to change the way we present the info as we go, but we hope you'll like being able to find additional details in a central spot.
As to this weekend, despite the high-profile headlines from major incidents, the final statistics came in a little less than the historical average.
- 2022 weekend tally: 5 killed, 30 wounded
- 2021 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded
- 2020 weekend tally: 6 killed, 35 wounded
- 2019 weekend tally: 4 killed, 12 wounded
- 2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 33 wounded
- 2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 37 wounded
- 2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 39 wounded
- 2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 47 wounded
- 2014 weekend tally: 7 killed, 24 wounded
As our regular readers know, we use HeyJackass.com's official statistics and follow their schedule to define the weekend.
Below is a summary of the violent incidents for the spring weekend of May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022.
The weekend violence began on Friday at approximately 6:50 p.m. in the 4300 block of W Adams in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's west side.
Police said a 16-year-old girl was inside a residence when she sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The teenage girl was transported to Mt Sinai Hospital where she was initially reported in critical condition. A person of interest was taken in for questioning.
16-year-old girl shot in West Garfield Park home, police questioning person of interest https://t.co/9d9b30GyRh— Sun-Times Breaking (@CSTbreaking) May 14, 2022
The first homicide of the weekend came not long after.
At approximately 7:24 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was near the sidewalk in the 6900 block of S. Ada in the Englewood neighborhood when he was struck to the chest and armpit area. The teen was transported to University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Another homicide occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of S. California in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Police said a vehicle bumped a car in front of them (which is a known tactic for carjackers). A black male then exited the rear seat of the vehicle that was bumped and fired shots into the car. A 40-year-old male was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Another victim in this shooting, a 40-year-old male, was also transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the side of his body. The offender fled on foot and was placed in to custody by responding officers.
You can view video of this incident below:
This happened around 11:30 PM on Friday near California/Roosevelt. The victims accidentally bump the offenders car and they get out and immediately shoot and kill the driver and injure the passenger.— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) May 15, 2022
One person was arrested for this. pic.twitter.com/T85UoQUpKC
Ten minutes later, in the 2900 block of S. Fort Dearborn in the Douglas neighborhood, two men said they were walking through a parking lot when they heard shots and felt pain.
A 20-year-old male was transported to Mercy hospital by the Chicago Fire Department in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left arm, and a 25-year-old male was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to the same hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
Just one minute later, a 30-year-old male said he was standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of S. Racine on the Near West Side when he heard shots and felt pain. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department in good condition with gunshot wounds to the left leg.
A half hour later back in Garfield Park, in the 4400 block of W. Madison, a 22-year-old woman was reportedly involved in a traffic crash with a black sedan when shots were fired. The woman drove herself to Mt. Sinai Hospital where she was reported to be in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
Around 1:21 a.m. on the 800 block of E. 79th Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a 29-year-old male was walking on the sidewalk when an occupant in a black SUV fired shots. The Chicago Fire Department transported the victim to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the neck and butt.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the 5400 block of W. Ferdinand in the Austin neighborhood, a 33-year-old male was standing in a park when an unknown black man approached him on foot and fired shots. The Chicago Fire Department took the victim to Loyola in fair condition with gunshot wounds to the left arm.
A mere 15 minutes later, on the 4100 block of W. Fifth Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood, another 17-year-old male was walking on the sidewalk when an occupant in a silver sedan drove by firing shots. The teenager was dropped off at Mt. Sinai in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
At about 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, on the 4000 block of W. Arthington, also in the Garfield Park neighborhood, a 42-year-old male victim was outside when he heard shots and then felt pain. The man made it to Mt. Sinai on his own with two gunshot wounds to the right side of his ribs and one gunshot wound to his right thigh. Once at Mt. Sinai he was listed in serious condition.
Around 2:00 p.m. in the early afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot weighed in on what she felt to be the most pressing issue of the day:
In Texas, reading any damn book I choose. No banning of books or thought. Ever. pic.twitter.com/zGFN3dxvNx— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 14, 2022
Saturday's first homicide didn't occur until later in the afternoon, after all, around 4:37 p.m., on the 6500 block of S. Ashland in the Englewood neighborhood.
Police said a 34-year-old man was near the sidewalk when he was struck by gunfire multiple times to the body. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Hospital.
The weekend's next homicide happened only an hour later, around 5:35 p.m., on the 5700 block of S. Indiana in the Washington Park area.
Police said a 19-year-old male was inside a residence when he was shot in the head. Like the previous homicide, he was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
While the following does not go toward weekend violence statistics, in Saturday's early evening, after 7:00 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department responded to the James Sneider senior living center in the 7400 block of N. Rogers due to three deaths that day alone. Three elderly women, age 67, 75, and approximately 70-years-old were discovered unresponsive inside the center and were pronounced on scene. Their deaths are being investigate but, according to Shardaa Gray at CBS, residents have been complaining about the heat in the building all week:
#BREAKING CPD confirms 3 residents living in James Sneider Apartments died today. Residents say they’ve complained to management about the heat all this week. Management told residents they couldn’t turn on the air until June 1st. We asked and no response. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/6QWtzwzC3y— Shardaa Gray (@ShardaaGrayTV) May 15, 2022
At nearly the same time, the big news of the weekend began in which a large group of young people, once again, effectively took over a large section of downtown. Last weekend, it was in the Old Town neighborhood and the Near North Side. This weekend, the group began gathering in Millenium Park in the early evening.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., the group was near "The Bean" art installation that has become one of Chicago's most visited sites in the park.
To be brief, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest. He was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The teen was later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Seandell Holliday, 16, from the Roseland neighborhood on the city's south side.
“had a goal of living to 21” is the most depressing thing I’ve read all weekend https://t.co/2rHfzExog2— Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) May 16, 2022
The shooting was captured on video and was first published by the Twitter account @CPD1617Scanner. You can see the shooting and aftermath on the video below linked to their account:
Part 2 after the shooting pic.twitter.com/fM5AR5Ps88— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) May 15, 2022
Afterward, the scene further deteriorated and a heavy police presence was brought into the Loop.
Here, even Sun-Times reporter Tina Sfon highlights the presence and the feeling:
Downtown Chicago Saturday night after seeing a musical. pic.twitter.com/nmUEHAgz1e— TinaSfon (@TinaSfon) May 15, 2022
Update: *A 17-year-old juvenile has been charged in the murder of the 16-year-old at "The Bean".
Juvenile Offender Charged with Second Degree Murder of 16-Year-Old Male pic.twitter.com/dIAradanAD— Anthony Spicuzza (@AntSpicuzzaCPD) May 16, 2022
Around 9:30 p.m. on the 4300 block of S. State in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, a 13-year-old male was walking with another male through a gas station lot when someone in a white Honda sedan fired shots. The Chicago Fire Department took the young teenager to Comers Children's Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left knee.
A couple of hours later and back in the Loop, which was still experiencing a heavy police presence, on the 300 block of S. State Street, two unknown males again fired gunshots into one of the large groups of young people still downtown.
An as yet unidentified male, approximately 18-20 years of age, was transported to Northwestern Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. A second victim in this shooting, an 18-year-old male, was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left hand.
Two juveniles were being questioned in that shooting but no arrests have been announced.
About 12:30 a.m. on the 3800 block of S. Wentworth in the Armour Square neighborhood down near Comiskey Park, Police said a 32-year-old male was walking on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain. The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital where he was listed in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the right foot.
Around 1:35 a.m. on the 3200 block of W. 16th in the North Lawndale neighborhood, a 21-year-old male was in his vehicle when an unknown male fired shots. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back.
A mere ten minutes later, on the 7800 block of S. Essex in the South Shore neighborhood, another teenager was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people when shots were fired by an unknown offender. The victim, a 13-year-old male, was transported to Comers Children's Hospital where he was listed in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.
At almost the exact same time, on the 2300 block of E. 75th also in the South Shore neighborhood, a 37-year-old male was standing in the lot of a gas station when shots were fired by an unknown offender. The victim was transported to University of Chicago Hospital where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right foot.
No five minutes later, a 22-year-old male was standing in a parking lot with a group of people on the 7000 block of S. Pulaski in the West Lawn neighborhood when an unknown male offender fired shots at the group. The 22-year-old victim was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and buttocks.
A half hour later, in the 2400 block of S. Springfield in the Little Village neighborhood, yet another teenager was shot. Police said a 17-year-old male was shot in the left leg. At Mt. Sinai, he was listed in good condition but would not give police any details on the incident.
Around 2:30 a.m., two people were shot in Garfield Park on the 700 block of S. Albany. The victims were reportedly standing on the sidewalk when they heard shots and felt pain.
A 57-year-old male was transported to Mt. Sinai in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the right arm. A 16-year-old male was transported to Stroger in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg.
Not long after, around 2:50 a.m. in the 1500 block of W. 62nd street in the Englewood neighborhood, Police said a 42-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle when shots were fired at the vehicle by an unknown male offender. The man was listed in good condition at the University of Chicago Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg.
A short time after 4:00 a.m. in the 900 block of N. Rockwell in the West Town area, a 30-year-old male victim was outside when shots were heard and felt pain. The victim was stabilized at Stroger Hospital with one gunshot wound to his stomach
Around 4:50 a.m. way up north on the 7300 block of N. Sheridan in the Rogers Park neighborhood, a 29-year-old male victim was inside a vehicle stopped at an intersection. An SUV reportedly stopped next to him and began to fire shots in his direction. He was able to drive himself to Weiss Hospital with one gunshot wound to his left thigh. He was listed in good condition.
Sunday morning, Chicago Police released some additional information about the arrest totals related to the disturbances involving large crowds in the downtown area on Saturday night. Here's what they reported:
- Total Juvenile arrests: 26
- Total adult arrests: 4
- Gun arrests: 5
- Guns recovered: 7
- Total curfews: 6
- Amplified sound inventories: 3
- Total officers injured: 2
In the early afternoon on Sunday, Mayor Lightfoot chose to impose a 6:00 p.m. curfew on unaccompanied minors in the downtown area from Thursday to Sunday nights.
NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot is banning unaccompanied minors in Millennium Park after 6pm from Thursday through Sunday after a teenager was shot and killed and large crowds of teens have repeatedly created chaos downtown.— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) May 15, 2022
It was around this time that some of the Mayor's opponents in the upcoming Mayoral election began to weigh in on the situation.
Alderman Ray Lopez of the 15th Ward made comment:
What we continue to see happening to Chicago is beyond disheartening; however, it is NOT beyond repair. The problem we must immediately solve isn’t the youth coming to downtown. Every Chicagoan should be able to enjoy all this city has to offer.— Ald. Raymond Lopez (@RLopez15thWard) May 15, 2022
As did Illinois House Rep. Kam Buckner:
Kam Buckner out with a statement criticizing the city for what he said is a lack of planning around violence prevention pic.twitter.com/7hj1pKeq8O— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) May 16, 2022
But the weekend was certainly not done yet.
Just after noon on Sunday, on the 6900 block of S. Paxton in the South Shore neighborhood, a 31-year-old male sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
The victim was reportedly standing in a driveway when a gold vehicle pulled up and fired shots at him. The victim was able to get himself to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was stabilized.
That afternoon, around 4:25 p.m. in the 4800 block of N. Kedzie in the Albany Park neighborhood, a 23-year-old male was inside of a vehicle when he was shot in the back and a graze wound to the shoulder. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital where he was initially reported in good condition.
Around 10:30 p.m. on the 400 block of E. Pershing in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, a 35-year-old male victim was sitting in a parked vehicle at a gas station when he was shot at by an unidentified offender traveling in a black Chevy Malibu which fled the scene going eastbound. The male victim was listed in good condition at the University of Chicago Hospital.
A short time later, after 11:00 p.m. on the 6800 block of S. Justine in the Englewood neighborhood, a 16-year-old male victim was sitting on a porch when he heard multiple shots fired and felt pain. The victim sustained one gunshot wound to the hand and was transported to Holy Cross Hospital where he was listed in good condition.
The weekend's final incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. in the 100 block of E. 100th Street in the Roseland neighborhood on the city's south side.
Police said a 33-year-old male victim was traveling eastbound in his vehicle when heard shots fired and felt pain. The victim was shot multiple times. Once in the groin, once in the back, and a graze wound to his head.
The victim was taken to Christ Hospital where he was listed in fair condition but he was unable to provide further details of the incident.
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