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Mother's Day weekend sees 6 shot and killed, 19 wounded, and 2 stabbed

Among those killed include a 64-year-old bystander and a man in a kitchen shot in the back from an alley. A 12-year-old is among those shot and wounded.

Map highlighting the locations of the victims of violent crime for Mother's Day weekend, 2022.

This weekend began with an unusually quiet night that had everyone hopeful that mother's across the city would be able to enjoy the spring weekend that honors them in peace.

Sadly, that was not to be the case as the weekend tally ended on par with other violent years.

  • 2022 weekend tally: 6 killed, 19 wounded
  • 2021 weekend tally: 6 killed, 26 wounded
  • 2020 weekend tally: 4 killed, 21 wounded
  • 2019 weekend tally: 5 killed, 18 wounded
  • 2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 21 wounded
  • 2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 16 wounded
  • 2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 17 wounded
  • 2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded
  • 2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 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 Mother's Day weekend of May 6, 2022 - May 8, 2022.



The weekend began around 1:30 p.m. on Friday in the 4900 block of W. Gladys in the Austin neighborhood on the city's west side.

Police said a 47-year-old man was shot in the upper left arm and sustained a graze wound to the head. The victim was transported to Mt Sinai in good condition.

The victim was allegedly shot during a domestic related incident. No offenders in custody. Area Four detectives are investigating.

The weekend's first homicide came as dusk set in at 7:45 p.m. in the 4400 block of N. Hamlin in the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's northwest side.

A 37-year-old male was reportedly sitting in his white 2009 Chrysler when someone inside a dark colored vehicle drove up and fired shots at him. The victim was shot in the chest.

The victim tried to flee the scene in the white Chrysler but he struck multiple parked cars, causing his vehicle to roll over. The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

No offender is in custody at this time. Area Five detectives are investigating.

Later that evening, around 11:10 p.m., officers responded to a person shot in the area of the 700 block of E. 73rd Street in the Grand Crossing community area on the city's south side. When officers arrived they discovered two individuals on the ground with gunshot wounds.

The first victim is a 28-year-old woman who was shot multiple times in the body. She was transported to University of Chicago hospital in critical condition. The second victim is a 54-year-old man who was shot in the right calf. He, too, was transported to University of Chicago in good condition.

Officers reported they were unable to acquire any information about the incident due to the victims being uncooperative. No one is in custody, area one detectives are investigating.

And that was it for Friday which, again, had everyone feeling hopeful for a quiet weekend.



But we were brought back to reality around 8:00 a.m. in the 3700 block of W. Marquette in the West Lawn neighborhood on the city's southwest side.

Police said a 22-year-old woman had an argument with an unidentified male inside a car. The victim exited the vehicle at which time the offender fired a shot at her.

The 22-year-old was transported to Christ Hospital with one gunshot wound to her stomach. She was listed in stable condition.

No one is in custody and Area One Detectives are investigating.

Twenty minutes later, in the 4300 block of W. Madison in the Garfield Park neighborhood, a 55-year-old man was outside when he was approached by an unknown male.

After a brief conversation, the unknown man fired in the 55-year-old victim’s direction and the shots hit him in the right thigh.

The 55-year-old victim was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in fair condition. No one is in custody. Area Four detectives are investigating.

There was a brief break until mid-afternoon on Saturday.

We've already written about it but, around 2:45 p.m. in the 11600 block of S. Lowe in the West Pullman neighborhood on the city's far south side, police said two male victims were near the street when they were approached by an unknown vehicle. Someone got out of the car with a pistol and fired shots at the two men.

The first victim was a 26-year-old who was struck multiple times to the body and was pronounced dead on the scene. The second victim is a 27-year-old who was shot in the leg. He was taken to Christ Hospital where he was reportedly in good condition.

A third man, 64-years-old, was allegedly mowing his lawn near the shooting and he was struck by gunfire in his chest. The man was also transported to Christ Hospital, where he was reportedly initially reported in critical condition but he later died from his injuries.

Police do not have anyone in custody. Area Detectives are investigating but they did clarify that the 64-year-old man was not an intended target.



About 5:35 p.m. in the 3800 block of S. Princeton in the city's Wentworth Gardens neighborhood (which is a part of the Armour Square community area), two male victims, 20, and 59, were hit by gunfire.

The 20-year-old victim was shot in the buttocks and was transported to University of Chicago Hospital initially reported to be in good condition. The 59=year-old victim was struck to the chest and was also transported to University of Chicago Hospital where he was initially reported in critical condition.

There are no offenders in custody, and area detectives are investigating.

Around 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of W. Dickens in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the city's northwest side, two victims were walking down the sidewalk when unknown offenders fired shots at them.

An 18-year-old girl self-transported to St. Mary’s in fair condition. She was later transferred to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg. A 17-year-old boy also self-transported to St. Mary’s in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the left arm.

There is no one in custody and Area Five detectives are investigating.

Less than ten minutes later in the 5500 block of W. Iowa back in the Austin neighborhood, a 29-year-old man was on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain.

The victim was shot twice in the right shoulder and was transported to Mt Sinai hospital in good condition. Still, despite his injuries, the victim was uncooperative when asked by officers about the incident.

No one in custody, Area Four detectives are investigating. Police did clarify the victim is known to police.



At about 11:00 p.m. in the 8100 block of S. Coles in the South Chicago neighborhood on the the far southeast side, two women were standing on the sidewalk and got into an argument with a known male offender. The man began stabbing the two women.

Victim #1 is 22-years-old and victim #2 is 32-years-old. Both were taking to Univeristy of Chicago Hospital in serious condition with stab wounds to the body.

There is no one in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.

As the clock struck midnight in the 2800 block of S. Christiana in the Little Village neighborhood, a 33-year-old male was walking on the sidewalk when an occupant in a dark colored sedan fired on him.

The 33-year-old victim was taken to Rush Hospital by a friend where he was listed in fair condition with multiple gunshot wounds to his left and right foot.

There is no one in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating, but they did acknowledge the victim is known to police.

Around 2:45 a.m. in the 4200 block of S. State in the Grand Boulevard are (near the Robert Taylor Homes), police said a 32-year-old male was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain.

The victim was dropped off at Mercy hospital with a gunshot wound to the left hand and he was listed in good condition. There is no one in custody and Area One detectives are investigating.



At about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, in the 7900 block of S. Kilpatrick in the Ashburn area on the city's far southwest side, a 26-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk when an unknown person in a dark-colored vehicle fired shots in his direction.

The victim was hit in the left leg and self-transported to Christ Hospital in fair condition. No one is in custody. Area One detectives are investigating.

About 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, there was another homicide in the North Lawndale community.

Police said a 27-year-old woman was on the 1500 block of S. Sawyer where she was shot in the left armpit. She allegedly self-transported to Mt. Sinai where she later died from her injuries.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. No one is in custody. Area Four detectives are investigating.

There was another brief break until, around 12:48 p.m. on the 2300 block of S. Trumbull, this time in South Lawndale, a 39-year-old man was near the sidewalk when he was shot in the legs and hand.

The victim transported to Mt Sinai Hospital where he was initially reported in good condition. There are no offenders in custody, and area detectives are investigating.



Shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of W. Division in Humboldt Park, a 26-year-old man was reportedly near the sidewalk when he was approached by an unknown offender who pulled out a pistol and fired shots.

The victim was struck multiple times to the body and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was initially reported in critical condition.

There are no offenders in custody, and area detectives are investigating.

Also in Humboldt Park, just before 6:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of N. Harding, a 50-year-old was inside a residence where he reportedly got involved in an altercation with a known offender.

The offender pulled out a pistol and fired shots at the 50-year-old. The victim was struck to the chest and was transported to Stroger Hospital where was initially reported in serious condition.

The offender was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered. Charges are pending. Area Detectives are investigating.

At approximately 6:20 p.m. on the 3700 block of N. Oketo in the Dunning area on the far northwest side, a 63-year-old man was struck by gunfire.

The victim was hit to the facial area and was transported to Lutheran General Hospital where he was initially reported in serious condition.

Circumstances around the incident remain sparse but there are no offenders in custody and area detectives are investigating.



At about 7:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of W. 73rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side, a 20-year-old male was reportedly standing on the sidewalk when an occupant in a red SUV fired shots.

The victim was shot multiple times to the head. He was transported to University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was known to police but there is no one in custody and Area One detectives are investigating.

A short time later, around 8:45 p.m. in the 3300 block of W. 21st in the Little Village neighborhood, a 12-year-old male was standing on the sidewalk when two male offenders fired shots.

The 12-year-old boy was transported to Stroger Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department where he was reported to be in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right ankle.

There is no one in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating.

The weekend concluded with another homicide.

Around 9:45 p.m. on the 2100 block of W. Maypole on the Near West Side, police said a 20-year-old male was standing in the kitchen of a residence when shots were fired from the alley.

The Chicago Fire Department transported the victim to Stroger Hospital where he was initially reported in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back.

The 20-year-old later died from his injuries at Stroger Hospital.

There is no one in custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.

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