Fifteen people were hurt and two were killed in city shootings between Sunday and Monday mornings, including an attack on a South Side beach and a fatal police-involved shooting, according to Chicago police.
Fifteen people were shot within six hours, one fatally, from about 7:25 p.m. Sunday to 1:25 a.m. Monday, according to police. Two people were shot, one fatally, earlier Sunday afternoon.
A drive-by shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood just after 7:50 p.m. Sunday left a 34-year-old men dead and a 34-year-old woman critically injured, police said. The two were driving in the 3400 block of South Western Avenue when a dark-colored SUV pulled up next to them and someone inside fired shots at them, police said. Both of them were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police initially said the man was dead at the scene but later said he was pronounced at the hospital.
Earlier, a man was killed in a confrontation with Chicago police after he fired at them in two incidents, police said. Police arrived at the 2700 block of North Leclaire Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood after a woman reported to police that the man was holding his relatives hostage. The man was shot to death by police about 11 a.m. Sunday after running from police, jumping off a roof and firing at least two shots at officers, authorities said.
A shooting at Rainbow Beach in the South Shore neighborhood injured three people and caused panic at the popular summer destination.
Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were wounded in the shooting about 7:25 p.m. at Rainbow Beach Park, near the 3100 block of East 77th Street, according to police. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back; a 20-year-old man was shot in the right forearm; and a 37-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg, according to police. All three were taken to South Shore Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, according to police.
A male attacker came up on foot and fired shots at the three, hitting them, police said.
Carl Flowers was at the beach and getting ready to barbecue with his family and friends. But then more than a dozen shots rang out and bullets pierced the driver’s side of Flowers’ gray Chevrolet Impala. The 37-year-old injured is his cousin, who was in the driver’s seat and hit in the knee.
In other shootings:
- Just after 1:35 a.m. Monday on the South Side, a 19-year-old man was shot while walking in the Gresham neighborhood. An offender came up to the man in the 900 block of West 78th Street and fired at him, police said. The victim was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound the arm, and his condition was stabilized.
Just before 1:25 a.m. on the West Side, a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the South Austin neighborhood. They were standing on the sidewalk in the first block of South Leamington Avenue when they heard gunshots and realized they were hit. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the left side of his body. The teenager suffered gunshot wounds to his right leg, and his condition was stabilized at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Officers taped off a Gulf gas station in the 5100 block of West Madison Street.
Just after 11 p.m. Sunday on the South Side, two men were shot in the Robert Taylor Homes neighborhood while in a car. The men, ages 28 and 29, were stopped at a red light in the 4300 block of South LaSalle Street when a man got out of a white van and fired shots at them. The younger man was shot in the right buttock, and the younger was shot in both legs. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. A white sedan the victims were in crashed into a wall running alongside the entrance ramp to the Dan Ryan. Illinois State Police closed off the exit and entrance ramps at 43rd Street, though State Police said it was not investigating any shots fired on the expressway.
- Just after 10:35 p.m. in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot while standing in the 6600 block of South Lowe Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with gunshot wounds to his right buttock, and his condition was stabilized.
- Just after 10:20 p.m. on the Southwest Side, a 40-year-old man was seriously wounded when he was shot in the Marquette Park neighborhood. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of West 66th Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right side.
- About 9:05 p.m. on the Southwest Side, a 28-year-old man was shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when he was walking in the 6200 block of South Francisco Avenue. He got himself to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and had his condition stabilized.
- Just before 8 p.m. in the West Side’s West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 19-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were shot in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm, and the woman suffered a graze wound to the head. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. The man was not cooperating with investigators, police said.
- Earlier, a man was shot twice in the leg Thursday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood. At 4:30 p.m. officers were called to the 2200 block of South Millard Avenue, according to police. There they found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left leg and another to the left foot. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said. He told investigating officers he was standing outside when a man he didn’t know approached him and started shooting at him. Police also said the man has a gang affiliation.