Update: The number has been amended to 10 killed, 42 wounded.
All weekends in Chicago are violent but, when you go into a weekend on the heels of two officer-involved-shootings, one on Thursday night and another on Friday afternoon, that's typically not a good sign for the days to come. Bad omens and all that.
In addition, while no one can be certain what's going to occur on any given weekend, the second weekend in August tends to be more violent than others as it's one of the final weekends before school begins and usually one of the hottest weekends of the year.
The weather this weekend was unusually mild and comfortable, which we believe (and are thankful for) helped keep statistics lower than anticipated. Still, this year, between August 12 @ Noon through August 15 @ 6:00 a.m., there were 10 people killed and 42 wounded across the city.
Those figures do not include the horrific hit-and-run that occurred outside of Jeffery Pub in South Shore on Sunday morning, which we'll highlight below. It also does not include other high profile news stories that happened, for example, at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee nor incidents that happened on local highways. All of the statistics cited above and below only occurred within the city limits between the above dates and times.
Once again, as a reminder, while we have no affiliation, all crime stats used by the Chicago Journal can be found at HeyJackass.com, the best website for understanding the larger historical statistical picture of violence in the city.
The first incident to highlight may have been the weekend's strangest and most disturbing. CWBChicago has the details and we'll link to them, but a woman panhandler (who has a job working for a real estate company), allegedly got into a fight with another panhandler over her "turf." The fight happened on the I94 southbound ramp and the woman beat the man backwards until he fell and was run over by a box truck on the ramp. She continued beating him even after he was run over. You can read more of the details here:
A turf dispute between two panhandlers ended with one of them murdered on a North Side expressway ramp Friday afternoon, prosecutors say. https://t.co/Q9yvAAuuCK— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) August 16, 2022
The second incident to highlight was an aforementioned officer-involved-shooting that occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon. We reported on the incident, which you can find more here:
A Garfield Park man who was shot by police on the Near West Side Friday afternoon and was the second man shot by police last week, has been charged with four felonies by Chicago Police.#Chicago https://t.co/fInJVBdSr6— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) August 14, 2022
THe first homicide of the weekend happened around 9:40 p.m. in the 9000 block of S. Prospect in Beverly, and in the Dan Ryan Woods Forest Preserve. On arrival, police found a 27-year-old man shot multiple times. That man turned out to be former Orr High School basketball standout Marquise Pryor, who was also a prominent figure in the 2018 Fox Sports documentary "Shot in the Dark."
You can read more about Marquise Pryor here:
“He was a good person inside,” Orr basketball coach Lou Adams said. “He wanted something out of life and it took a long time to get to where he wanted but he finally got there. And now it’s gone.” https://t.co/zrwDXJLPnF— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) August 15, 2022
Less than an hour later, a 38-year-old male was driving westbound on 95th Street in Washington Heights when an unknown male fired shots from the sidewalk. The 38-year-old was taken to Christ Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead.
Again, less than an hour later, shortly after 11:00 p.m., a 62-year-old man was shot and killed while in his vehicle at a stop sign in the Englewood neighborhood. You can read more about this incident here:
A 62-year-old man was in his vehicle and stopped at a stop sign near the W. 71st Street intersection with S. Green Street when shots were fired by an unknown offender.#ChicagoScanner #chicago https://t.co/2XeFQbMEGt— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) August 13, 2022
Shortly after midnight, Friday to Saturday, a 21-year-old male was standing on the sidewalk when shots were fired. He later died at University of Chicago Hospital from a gunshot wound to his back.
Around 5:15 a.m. Saturday morning, a 19-year-old male was discovered unresponsive on the 3900 block of W. Fillmore in the North Lawndale neighborhood with a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was pronounced on scene.
Shortly after 6:00 a.m., a John Doe and a 28-year-old male victim were walking on the 9400 block of S. St. Lawrence Avenue in Roseland. An unidentified offender approached the two and began to fire shots in their direction. The 28-year-old male victim was killed by a gunshot wound to his left arm. The male (John Doe) sustained a graze wound to the left side of his head, and he refused emergency services on scene.
The next homicide did not occur until after midnight on Sunday morning but it was a large incident. Five people were shot in a drive-by in Auburn Gresham and a 19-year-old girl died. You can read more about it here:
Around 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning, a 32-year-old male was in a verbal confrontation with an unidentified male on the 1100 block of N. Ridgeway in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The as yet unidentified man pulled out a handgun and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
A horrific hit-and-run incident occurred at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning as Jeffery Pub closed for the evening in the South Shore neighborhood. Video of the incident showed a group of men fighting in the street when a silver sedan raced through the scene at high speed, striking four people in the street and killing three. Officials are investigating the incident as a reckless homicide.
You can read more and see dashcam footage of the incident at the following, but we warn readers that the footage is graphic:
A hit and run driver killed three adult male pedestrians and wounded a fourth man after they drove through them on the city's south side this morning, authorities said.#chicagoscanner #Chicago https://t.co/V4pI9sMdZc— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) August 14, 2022
The last homicide of the weekend happened shortly after 4:00 p.m. Sunday on the 13100 block of S. Saint Lawrence in the Riverdale neigbhorhood. A 16-year-old was shot in the chest and killed while walking down the sidewalk. You can read more about the incident here:
A 16-year-old boy was walking on the sidewalk when he was shot in the chest in the Riverdale neighborhood on the city's far south side. He was pronounced dead a short time later.#ChicagoScanner #Chicago https://t.co/CCsSm5WM33— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) August 15, 2022
At just $12/year, your subscription not only helps us grow, it helps maintain our commitment to independent publishing.
Chicago Journal Newsletter
Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.