After a couple of relatively quiet weekends, Chicago's summer violence once again spiked. The totals for the summer weekend of Friday, July 22 starting at noon through Monday, July 25 ending at 6:00 a.m. was 8 killed and 63 wounded.
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We'll highlight certain stories from the weekend throughout the day.
The Thursday before the weekend was very active and that proved portentious for the coming days and nights.
The first incident on Friday afternoon occurred on the 2600 block of E. 75th Street in the South Shore neighborhood. Police said a 36-year-old and 65-year-old male were hanging out on a street corner with a group of people around 3:15 p.m. when a dark colored SUV drove-by and fired shots at the group. The 36-year-old was killed while the 65-year-old was shot in the leg.
Less than an hour later, around 4:05 p.m. on the 10900 block of S. Racine in the Morgan Park neighborhood, a 42-year-old male was found inside a residence shot in the back of the head. The man was pronounced dead on scene.
Early Saturday morning, a 34-year-old was shot dead during a big fight that broke out at a party in a banquet hall in Logan Square. You can read more about the incident here:
A big group fight broke out at a party being held at a banquet hall in Logan Square when someone pulled out a handgun and shot a 34-year-old male victim in the head.#ChicagoScanner #Chicagohttps://t.co/xHzaYA9AHZ— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) July 23, 2022
A short time later, gunshots rang downtown again when two sisters were shot while enjoying a night out on Division Street. CWBChicago has more on the story here:
A Kankakee man, visiting Chicago for a funeral, allegedly ran from the Division Street double-shooting scene with a gun in his hand. But he is not accused of firing the weapon.— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) July 25, 2022
Two women, both unintended victims, were shot. The shooter(s) remain at-largehttps://t.co/IjOFii3TOl
The rest of Saturday went by without another homicide but there were two mass shooting incidents. A mass shooting is defined by 4 people shot in a single incident. You can read more about one of those incidents here:
Four men were shot and two of the victims are in critical condition this morning after unknown offenders opened fire in Back of the Yards late last night, authorities said.#ChicagoScanner https://t.co/k81jrRJX1p— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) July 24, 2022
The next homicide of the weekend occurred around 3:19 a.m. Sunday morning. Three men were changing a tire in front of a gas station in Garfield Park when someone opened fire on them. You can find more details here:
Authorities said a man was shot and killed and two other men were shot and critically wounded while changing a tire in front of a gas station in Garfield Park this morning.#ChicagoScanner #Chicago https://t.co/h1krulz2S5— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) July 24, 2022
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday evening in the Washington Park area. He was identified as Tyshawn D. Crawford. Read more at the Chicago Tribune:
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side Sunday evening, police said.https://t.co/yymxmdbgUQ— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) July 25, 2022
A 15-year-old boy died after being stabbed during an altercation on a Red Line train near the 63rd Street Station in the Englewood neighborhood Monday morning, authorities said. The stabbing occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. near the 200 block of West 63rd Street. The victim was reportedly able to run away to approximately the 6300 block of South Yale Avenue.
During a later update, Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said video footage reviewed by investigators suggest the man was with a group who threatened or tried to rob someone else on the train. Video showed the man holding a gun before the individual targeted by the group used a knife to stab him, Deenihan told reporters during a press conference.
You can read more about the incident here:
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