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Weekend Violence Wrap-Up for June 3 - June 5, 2022

Another weekend that started off slow and had people hopeful but Sunday ended bloody and was in line with historical averages. Sunday also saw the third law enforcement official shot within 96 hours in Chicago.

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Weekend Violence Wrap-Up for June 3 - June 5, 2022

Another weekend with beautiful weather that started off slow and had people feeling hopeful the low stats would last. There was only 1 person shot and killed through all of Friday and Saturday.

But Sunday was bloody.

Sunday saw an additional 5 shot and killed to bring the weekend totals up to its historical averages. The wounded tally stayed on the lower side, the comparisons of which you can see at the bottom.

Sunday also saw the second Chicago Police officer shot within 96 hours, and that's in addition to the U.S. Marshal and Marshal K-9 unit shot within that same timeframe.

Friday, June 3, 2022 @ Noon

0 killed, 0 wounded

The weekend violence decided to wait for the traditional work week to finish up and didn't kick off until 5:35 p.m on the 4900 block of S. Champlain in the Grand Boulevard community area.

Police said a 21-year-old male was in a car when he was shot by an unknown offender. The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was reported to be listed in serious condition.

Around 7:10 p.m. on the 7000 block of S. Merrill in the South Shore neighborhood, a 25-year-old man was shot in the head while on the sidewalk. He's in critical condition at University of Chicago Hospital tonight.

Not 45 minutes later on the 2600 block of W. 12th in the North Lawndale neighborhood, a 38-year-old and an 18-year-old (who are Father and Son) were shot by an unknown person. Both victims were shot in the legs and both were able to get themselves to Mt. Sinai where they were reported to be in good condition.

Not another twenty minutes went by when a 24-year-old man was shot on the 2400 block of S. Troy in the Little Village neighborhood. Police said the victim was riding in the passenger seat of a car when he was shot at by an unidentified male offender who shot him from a blue Toyota sedan. The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai with a gunshot wound to the back and is listed in fair condition.

About an hour and a half after that, 2nd District tactical officers allegedly saw a man with a weapon in his waist band standing with a group of people in a park on the 700 block of E. 37th St. in the Oakland area.

Officers approached the offender and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the offender’s weapon discharged striking him in the leg. No officers were injured and C.O.P.A. chose not to investigate the case. The man was taken to University of Chicago.

This social media video attached to long thread by @SPOTNEWSonIG highlights this incident here:

A quarter before midnight, police said a 41-year-old man was standing outside when he was shot at by an unidentified offender who was driving by in some sort of four door sedan. The victim was struck once in the leg and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he is listed in fair condition.

Saturday's first incident occurred on the 300 block of W. 59th in the Englewood neighborhood.

Police said a 25-year-old man got in an argument with an unidentified male offender who pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times throughout the body before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the 300 block of S. Cicero in the Austin neighborhood, a 31-year-old woman was walking northbound when she felt pain. She had been shot in the ankle. She was taken to Stroger Hospital where she is listed in good condition.

Fifteen minutes or so later, two young men were shot on the 1300 block of N. Hudson on the near north side.

Police said a 23-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were standing outside the Marshall Field Garden Apartments with a group of people when an argument broke out nearby, they heard shots, and felt pain. The 23-year-old was shot in the upper chest area while the teenager was shot in the abdomen and leg.

Both victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where they are both listed in fair condition.

@CWBChicago has the story:

There was a long break in the action until the weekend's first homicide around 1:30 in the afternoon Saturday on the 3600 block of W. Grenshaw in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Police said a 'John Doe' victim was near the back of a home when he was shot in the back. The 'John Doe' was pronounced dead on scene.

A little more than an hour later on the 2000 blcok of E. 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood, two men, age 27 and 63, were walking on the sidewalk when a car pulled up, an unknown person got out, and shot at them with a pistol.

The 27-year-old was shot multiple times to the body and was reported in critical condition at the University of Chicago. The 63-year-old victim was shot to the leg and ankle and in good condition at the same hospital.

At 3:55 p.m. a 6-year-old girl was playing in the backyard of a residence on the 9100 block of S. Paxton in the Calumet Heights neighborhood when she sustained a graze wound to the thigh by an unknown offender. She was in good condition at Comer Children’s Hospital.

An hour and fifteen minutes later, a 27-year-old was sitting in a car on the 1100 block of W. 79th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when an unknown car drove by and shot him in the abdomen. He is in good condition at the University of Chicago.

There was a significant break for Saturday night until 10:45 p.m. when officers were called to respond to the shot spotter on the 1900 block of S. Trumbull in the North Lawndale area. Once there, they found a 23-year-old on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was in critical condition at Mt. Sinai and witnesses to the incident were uncooperative, police said.

Meanwhile, young women were being robbed with a man with a machete:

There has been an increase in these incidents, which CWBChicago is covering:

Saturday/Sunday, June 4-5, 2022 @ Midnight

1 killed, 17 wounded

The guns were quiet, you know, except for all the robberies well catalogued by @WindyCityWxMan:

Until 4:00 a.m. when officers responded to a call at a residence on the 3500 block of W. 38th in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

Police found a 28-year-old male, who appeared to be drunk and was uncooperative with police, with a gunshot would to his right calf. He was taken to Mt. Sinai where he was listed in good condition.

Again, a long break through the day Sunday until shortly after 2:00 p.m. is when the weekend broke loose but first, a little levity:

Just after 2:00 p.m., Chicago Police officers were reportedly conducting a traffic stop on the 6900 block of S. Sangamon in the Englewood neighborhood and, during the stop, a man fired on officers. Officers returned fire.

One officer sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and the left arm, and that officer was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition. Two other officers were taken to area hospitals for observation.

The male offender, who is of unknown age, reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the body and was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition.

This was the second Chicago police officer shot within 96 hours of each other and the third law enforcement official after a U.S. Marshal and his K-9 unit were also shot within the same time period.

Once again, @SPOTNEWSonIG has the long thread on this incident:

Around 3:15 p.m. on the 5100 block of S. Hermitage in the New City community area, police said a 19-year-old male was shot in the left hand and take to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition. While police are still investigating, they did indicate that it's possible this injury was self-inflicted. It will remain on this report for now.

While the next incident won't appear on the final tally, the below incident was wild and has video.

Police said that around 3:23 p.m., a 32-year-old was waiting for a train when an unknown man spit on him and they got into a fight. During the fight, both men fell onto the tracks.

The 32-year-old victim sustained a burn to his left leg, abrasions to the mouth, and was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition. The offender who spit on the man and started the fight got the worst of it. He touched the third rail and sustained burns to his body. He was also taken to University of Chicago hospital in serious condition.

Another major incident that won't appear on any final tallies, at approximately 6:55 p.m. on the 700 block of W. Root Street, a 29-year-old man was driving northbound on Halsted at a high rate of speed in his white SUV. A 29-year-old woman was driving westbound on Root Street when the man in the white SUV missed a traffic light and struck the drivers side of woman's car. The woman's car struck a nearby pole while a sedan driven stopped at the light was then also hit by the first listed white SUV. That sedan was pushed into a marked squad car behind it. An officer in the marked squad car had an arm injury but was in good condition.

There were five children (three boys and two girls) riding in the 29-year-old woman's vehicle that was hit. Fortunately, all were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital for minor injuries all in good condition.

The 29-year-old driver of the white SUV was taken into custody.

Here's the scene:

A little after 7:00 p.m. a 17-year-old boy was walking on the sidewalk of the 2700 block of E. 79th Street in the South Chicago neighborhood when a white vehicle pulled up and an unknown offender began firing shots from the car. The teen was shot in the left calf but was able to walk-in to South Shore hospital hours later seeking medical attention. He was listed in good condition.

Less than a half hour later, a 48-year-old man said he was on the front porch of an apartment building on the 5500 block of S. Bishop when he was shot in his lower back by an unknown offender. The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.

Just before 9:00 p.m., three people were reportedly sitting on a porch on the 10300 block of S. Calhoun in the South Deering neighborhood when several unknown people approached and opened fire.

The first victim, a 40-year-old man was shot in the butt but taken to University of Chicago Hospital. He was initially reported to be in critical condition but he later died from his injuries. The second victim is a 26-year-old woman who was shot in the left arm. She was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition. The third victim is of unknown age and was shot in the left leg. The third victim was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.

Less than ten minutes later, two men were on their porch in the 1600 block of S. Washtenaw in the North Lawndale neighborhood when they reported a black sedan drove down the street and an unknown amount of people in the car began firing shots.

The first victim was shot twice in the back and is in critical condition. at Mt. Sinai. The second victim, a 67-year-old man, was shot multiple times to the chest and body and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An hour later, a 26-year-old man said he was walking southbound on the 100 block of N. Kenton in the Garfield Park neighborhood when a black sedan approached him and an unknown number of people got out the car shooting. The victim was shot eleven times to the body. He was reportedly still alive when he was taken to Mt. Sinai but he was later pronounced dead.

Another hour later, a group of men got in a fight on the 3900 block of W. 26th in the Little Village neighborhood and one of the men pulled out a gun and started shooting at two of the other men in the fight.

A 29-year-old was shot to the lower chest and was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai. a 20-year-old man was shot was shot twice in the right leg and is in good condition at Mt Sinai.

Shortly after midnight on Monday, a 31-year-old man said he was on the 2400 block of W. Western on the Lower West Side when he heard shots and felt pain. Police reported the man was uncooperative on scene and refused to answer any questions about the incident. He was in good condition at Mt. Sinai with a graze wound to the face.

Around 2:20 a.m. on the 9800 block of S. Throop in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police reported that two unknown males began shooting into a home on the mentioned block. One of the shots grazed a 3-year-old girl inside that home. The girl was in good condition at Comers Children's Hospital.

Shortly before 4:00 a.m. another person was shot and killed.

Officers responding to a shots fired call on the 2400 block of W. Catalpa in the North Park area and discovered a 28-year-old male unresponsive in a car. Officers found the victim had been shot in the face and was pronounced dead on scene.

The weekend's final victim is a 43-year-old male who was found unresponsive on the ground on the 2300 block of E. 79th in the South Shore neighborhood. The man had been shot in the shoulder and lower back. He remains in critical condition at Christ Hospital.

Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 6:00 a.m.

6 killed, 30 wounded

While we have no affiliation, all crime stats used by the Chicago Journal can be found at HeyJackass.com.

Here's what they have for the same weekend from the previous eight years so you can see how the final tally's compare historically:

2022 weekend tally: 6 killed, 30 wounded
2021 weekend tally: 5 killed, 59 wounded
2020 weekend tally: 5 killed, 38 wounded
2019 weekend tally: 5 killed, 42 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 10 killed, 30 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 33 wounded

Oh, and while it won't count toward the final tally, around 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, a 39-year-old man was shot and killed on the 7000 block of S. Halsted in Englewood.


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