A 17-year-old boy was killed and at least seven others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
The city recorded its 200th homicide on Tuesday, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. More than 1,100 people have been shot in Chicago this year.
The teen was killed Saturday night in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side, Chicago Police said. At 8:36 p.m., he was in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue when a male walked up to him and began shooting. He suffered gunshot wounds to his back and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not confirmed the death.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened a half hour before and 15 blocks south of the homicide in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. A 26-year-old man was in the 12000 block of South Lafayette Avenue when a blue Chevrolet Traverse pulled up in front of him and someone inside fired at him as he ran away. He was shot in his buttocks, and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
Before that, a 24-year-old was shot at 4:39 p.m. in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. He was crossing the street at 63rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue when he heard gunshots and took off running north on Cottage Grove Avenue. He went into an alley, where he realized he’d been shot in his right leg. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.
Early Saturday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was shot in one of his legs during an argument with another male about 12:45 a.m. in a parking lot in the 500 block of North Kedzie. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About the same time, a 47-year-old man was shot while he sat in a blue Dodge Charger in the 400 block of North Halsted in the West Loop, police said. Someone got out of a black SUV, pulled out a gun and demanded his car. The victim, who has a concealed carry permit, pulled out his own gun, at which point the carjacker got back into the SUV and started to drive away.. The man followed the SUV in an attempt to get its license plate number, when someone in the SUV fired multiple shots at him.
He suffered a gunshot wound to a hand, and was driving himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital when police dispatchers told him to stop and wait for officers and paramedics, police said. He was taken via ambulance from Oak and State streets to Northwestern Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
Also about 12:45 a.m., a 22-year-old man was driving in the 1700 block of West Huron in the West Town neighborhood when another driver followed his vehicle and fired shots at him, police said. He was struck in his upper back, and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.
At 11:11 p.m. Friday, a 24-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 4000 block of West Carroll in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when he heard shots, got out to investigate and was struck in the buttocks, police said. He was taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
The weekend’s first shooting happened about 9:50 p.m. Friday in the West Town neighborhood, when a 35-year-old man was shot in the knee in the 2100 block of West Maypole, police said. The man took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition.
Follow gun violence across the city this weekend with the Sun-Times shooting tracker. Last weekend, six people were killed and 26 more wounded in shootings across Chicago.