As we briefly discussed last week, our readers seem to like our weekend wrap-ups so we've decided to continue and expand it going forward.
This week, rather than make one big final wrap-up post, we're going to space the info out over three weekend updates, concluding with a final tally. Not only will this make our updates more timely and easier on us, it will allow our readers to follow along and keep things in one place and on the same url.
Remember, we're now including additional context, videos, pictures, and comments. We encourage you to send what you see out there to our social media so we can easily find them as we piece together future weekend wrap-ups.
An important difference from previous wrap-ups: We're no longer including when there is no offender in custody, nor are we including the phrase, "area detectives are investigating," or similar phrases. The only time we'll mention custody status is when an offender has been taken into custody. Most of these are incident reports which means you should assume, unless otherwise indicated, there are no offenders in custody in most cases.
And, of course, area detectives are investigating, we don't need to say that.
Friday, May 20, 2022 @ Noon
0 killed, 0 wounded
This weekend's violence began around 1:00 p.m. in the 700 block of W. 72nd Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side. Police said an 18-year-old male was near the sidewalk when he was struck by gunfire.
The victim was shot in the thigh and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he was initially reported in good condition.
Less than an hour and a half later, in the 1500 block of S. Ridgeway in the North Lawndale neighborhood, a 31-year-old man was also near the sidewalk when he was struck by gunfire multiple times to the body.
The 31-year-old victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was initially reported in serious condition. We don't often get to say this but there is one offender in custody, multiple weapons were recovered, and charges are pending in that case.
Only an hour after that, police said a male victim of unknown age was inside a vehicle on the 8600 block of S. Damen in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when he was approached by an unknown vehicle. An occupant inside that car produced a pistol and fired shots.
The victim was struck multiple times to the body but was able to drive himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital where he was initially reported in critical condition.
Just one week after an incident where a 16-year-old was shot and killed in Millenium Park near "The Bean" art installation caused Mayor Lightfoot to tighten a youth curfew and place security checks around the Park, a 22-year-old male decided they did not want to comply and refused to be wanded at the entry point near Maggie Daley Park (which is part of the Millenium Park area).
Down at Millennium Park ahead of the curfew - we now have security checkpoints spread out in order to get in. pic.twitter.com/aXzjuCY4wB— Melody Mercado (@melodymercadotv) May 19, 2022
The 22-year-old reportedly jumped a fence and, as security approached him, the man turned and fired at security. An off-duty Cook County Sheriff working as security at Millennium Park returned fire, and the offender was reportedly shot in the buttocks.
He fled on foot to the 300 block of E. Riverwalk where he tried to unsuccessfully jump onto a party boat. He was taken into custody.
The 22-year-old was taken to Northwestern Hospital with non-life threatening wounds. The off-duty Cook County Sheriff was transported to an area hospital for observation. Charges are pending.
After a brief break, around 8:00 p.m., a 20-year-old male was shot in the leg in the 7600 block of S. Rhodes in the Grand Crossing community area.
The 20-year-old victim was also able to self transport to Little Company of Mary Hospital where he was initially reported in good condition.
@ Midnight between Friday and Saturday
0 killed, 6 wounded
A storm stopped the action for quite a bit until, around 12:45 a.m., a 28-year-old female was in the passenger seat of a car on the 5300 block of W. Gladys in the Austin neighborhood when an unknown male approached on foot and fired shots into the car. The woman was dropped off at Loretto Hospital where she was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right hand.
A little more than a half hour later back in the Englewood neighborhood, a 28-year-old male was getting out of his car on the 2000 block of W. 70th when someone fired shots at him. The victim was dropped off at Holy Cross where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left arm.
Around 2:45 a.m. on the 1900 block of E. 80th in the South Chicago neighborhood, a 23-year-old male was in a car when someone fired shots at the car. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department in fair condition with a graze wound to the head.
In the early morning hours around 5:21 a.m., also in the South Chicago neighorhood on the 8500 block of S. Commercial, three men were inside a vehicle when a dark SUV stopped near them an unidentified person fired shots in their direction.
The victims were able to get themselves to Trinity Hospital.
Victim #1 is a 24-year-old male was stable after suffering a graze wound to the left side of his face. Victim #2 is a 25-year-old male in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his lip and right arm. The third victim is a 36-year-old male who was cut on his right hand.
Around 9:45 a.m. on the 7000 block of S. Bennett in the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood, which is part of the South Shore community area, police reported a 35-year-old male was outside when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital with one gunshot wound to his left thigh and one gunshot wound to his right ankle in serious condition.
Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ Noon
0 killed, 11 wounded
Just after noon on Saturday afternoon, on the 2300 block of S. Homan in the Little Village neighborhood, two male victims, ages 18 and 27, were outside near the sidewalk when they were struck by gunfire.
The 18-year-old was shot in the stomach and the 27-year-old was shot in the arm.
Later in the afternoon, around 4:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of S. Kingston again in the South Shore neighborhood, another group of three men were shot.
Victim #1 is a 46-year-old male who refused medical attention because he suffered only a graze wound to the leg. Victim #2 is a 36-year-old male shot in the butt. The second victim was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition. Victim #3 is also a 46-year-old male who sustained a gunshot wound to the upper right leg. Victim #3 was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.
About 45 minutes later, a 50-year-old woman was was walking from her vehicle on the 3900 block of W. Jackson in the Garfield Park neighborhood, when she was shot in the leg by three unknown males who fired shots. The woman was not the intended target. She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where she was listed in good condition.
Another developing story that won't reflect in the final statistics is a man named Antione D'Ice Dobine live-streamed an event where he said he was talking to a man around 5:30 p.m. on the 11900 block of South Eggleston, when he heard someone banging on a window inside an abandoned building. Inside, they discovered a 36-year-old woman handcuffed and chained.
Update: *You can read more about the incident here: Woman found handcuffed, chained to wall inside abandoned home on Far South Side, cop says
There was another significant break in the action until 11:00 p.m. on the 7100 block of S. Carpenter back in the Englewood.
Police said a 33-year-old male was standing outside when he heard shots fired and felt pain in his arm. The victim was taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm. The victim told police he believes that the offender was passing in a vehicle at the time of the shooting.
@ Midnight between Saturday and Sunday
0 killed, 18 wounded
The first homicide of the weekend did not occur until 1:31 a.m. early Sunday morning on the 7800 block of S. Laflin in the Auburn Gresham area.
Police responded to a call from a tenant in an apartment complex who found a 24-year-old male unresponsive at their building. The victim was reportedly found in the entry way with two gunshot wounds to the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
At about the exact same time, on the 4700 block of W. Maypole in West Garfield Park, police responded to shots fired and found three men shot in a garage.
A 34-year-old male victim sustained one gunshot wount to the groin. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Another 36-year-old male was shot in the ankle. He was taken to Mt. Sinai where he was listed in good condition. A 33-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and was listed in fair condition at Stroger Hospital.
Less than 10 minutes later, on the 3000 block of W. Polk in the Lawndale neighborhood, two male victims, age 23 and 24, were both standing outside when they heard multiple shots fired and felt pain.
The 24-year-old victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body but he was taken to Mt. Sinai and he was listed in fair condition. The 23-year-old victim also suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and he was taken to Stroger Hospital where he, too, is listed in fair condition.
A witness reported told police that they saw an unidentified male running from the scene with a gun in his hand. The unidentified offender jumped into a silver sedan at the end of the street and fled, according to the witness.
An interesting story happened around 3:00 a.m. on the CTA Red Line running through the Roseland area on the far south side.
Police said a 55-year-old male victim was riding the CTA Red Line train when he was approached by two male offenders who were armed. One offender pointed a handgun at the victim while the second offender held a knife.
The 55-year-old reportedly did not want to give up his bag so the two offenders began to physically struggle with the victim while attempting to take his bag from him. During the physical altercation, the male offender who was armed with a knife sustained a wound to the leg.
The train came to a stop and the male offender armed with the gun fled the scene with the victim’s bag. The second male offender was taken into custody and taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The 55-year-old victim was reportedly not injured.
While it won't go toward any final statistics, a wild scene unfolded Sunday morning in the Englewood neighborhood involving the U.S. Marshals.
Check out @SPOTNEWSonIG's Twitter thread for more details on that incident:
Just before 9:00 a.m. on the 300 block of S. Hamlin near Garfield Park, a 49-year-old man was standing outside when he heard shots and felt pain. He was able to self-transport to Rush Hospital with one gunshot wound to his right thigh. He was reported to be in good condition.
Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ Noon
1 killed, 25 wounded
There was a long break for Sunday brunch until about 1:15 p.m. on the 3900 block of W. Gladys in the Garfield Park neighborhood when police discovered a man laying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds.
Police said a 27-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the left shoulder, left leg, and right arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.
Around 2:37 in the afternoon on the 0-100 block of W. 79th Street in the West Chatham neighborhood, a 31-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the back.
The victim was taken to University of Chicago Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Around 3:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of S. Exchange back in the South Shore neighborhood, a 32-year-old male was leaving a restaurant when an unknown offender approached on foot and shot him in the left forearm and to the left side of the body. Still, he was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.
A little over twenty minutes later, on the 7700 block of S. Essex in the South Shore neighborhood, two teenagers were walking down the street when they were shot. The first is a 16-year-old male who was shot in the leg. He was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital in an unknown condition. The second victim is a 13-year-old male who was shot to the body and also transported to Comer’s Children’s Hospital in an unknown condition.
About 6:20 p.m. a 21-year-old male was driving on the 1200 block of W. 79th Street in the Auburn Gresham area when a white colored vehicle drove by and fired shots at the victim's car.
The victim was taken to University of Chicago where he was listed in critical condition.
Finally, the weekend concluded with another teenager shot once again in the Garfield Park neighborhood, on the 3300 block of W. Madison.
Police said a 16-year-old male was outside when he heard multiple shots fired and felt pain. The teen was shot once in the right leg. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he is listed in good condition.
As our regular readers know, we use HeyJackass.com's official statistics and follow their schedule to define the weekend.
All-in-all, this weekend was relatively quiet as compared to recent years. The rain had a lot to do with that.
Still, here are the final totals:
- 2022 weekend tally: 1 killed, 32 wounded
- 2021 weekend tally: 14 killed, 41 wounded
- 2020 weekend tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded*
- 2019 weekend tally: 7 killed, 36 wounded*
- 2018 weekend tally: 8 killed, 31 wounded
- 2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 44 wounded
- 2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 67 wounded
- 2015 weekend tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
- 2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 21 wounded
The ( * ) above indicates that in 2019 and 2020, this weekend was Memorial Day weekend, which meant an extra day was included in the final count.
Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 6:00 a.m.
1 killed, 32 wounded
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