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9 dead, 34 hurt in Labor Day weekend violence

Nine people were killed and at least 34 others wounded, including a child and five teenagers, in violence across Chicago over the Labor Day weekend.

Eight people under the age of 18 were among the victims shot over the weekend. The youngest, a 6-year-old boy, was shot during a family gathering Sunday evening in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side. 

The boy was in a home in the 9100 block of South Racine Avenue when he was struck in the thigh by gunfire, Chicago police said.  He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

Less than two hours later, a 13-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in Englewood. The boy was near the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Elizabeth Street when he was shot in the head, Chicago police said. 

He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said. 

Fatal shootings

  • An unidentified 23-year-old man was dropped off at a firehouse shortly before 10 p.m. Monday by someone who didn’t stay to give details about the shooting in the 5200 block of West 64th Place, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he died.
  • A 15-year-old boy was brought to South Shore Hospital at 7:40 p.m. Monday night with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead. The location of the shooting was unknown, according to police.
  • Another 15-year-old boy died after he was shot Sunday in East Garfield Park on the West Side. Tyler West-Moreland was shot multiple times in the body about 5:05 p.m. in the 2900 block of West Walnut Street, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital initially in critical condition, but he died Monday, officials said.
  • A man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in West Garfield Park following a traffic accident, according to police. The man, 30, was driving about 4:20 p.m. when he collided with another car in the 3800 block of West Madison Street. A man inside the other car then pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene. The 30-year-old was struck several times and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Later that day, a man was shot to death in Englewood. About 3 p.m., the 20-year-old man was found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 1100 block of West 58th Street, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.
  • Fifty-three-year-old Marisol Berrios was attacked at a home in the 4200 block of West Adams Street Saturday about 7:55 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Berrios, who lived in the same block, died of multiple injuries from an assault and her death was ruled a homicide.
  • On Saturday about 5:20 a.m. a 27-year-old man who was shot in a room at the YMCA, 3333 N. Marshfield Ave., in the Lakeview neighborhood.The unidentified man died Sunday at 2:28 p.m. at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the medical examiner’s office.
  • A 26-year-old man, Daquon Rice, was shot to death in the Armour Square neighborhood, about a block and a half south of Guaranteed Rate Field. Rice was outside in the 3800 block of South Wentworth Avenue when three male suspects approached and opened fire about 6:15 p.m. Friday He was wounded in the side and was pronounced dead, police said.
  • Robert Smith, 34, was killed in a drive-by shooting Friday evening in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. Smith was standing in the back of a house in the 2700 block of West 38th Street when someone inside a red Jeep fired shots around 5:30 p.m. Friday, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Smith was struck in the armpit and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Non-fatal attacks

  • Two teenagers were shot near Mount Carmel High School shortly after a football game at the Woodlawn campus late Friday. The attack was reported about 10:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 64th Street, where officers found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and a 16-year-old girl who had been hit in the foot, according to Chicago police, who didn’t have details on the circumstances. They were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, with the boy was listed in critical condition and the girl in good condition.
  • A man was shot in a home invasion Monday afternoon in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side. About 12:45 p.m., a 39-year-old man “entered a home without permission” in the 2100 block of North Meade Avenue. He was shot twice in the chest by a man inside the home, police said. The wounded man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in serious condition, police said. Officials couldn’t specify whether the man entered the home by force or through an unlocked door.
  • Three men were hurt Saturday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 5100 block of West Madison Street and found the men — ages 25, 26 and 47 — with gunshot wounds, according to police. The oldest man was struck multiple times. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The youngest man suffered a gunshot wound to the back and drove himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said. The other man drove himself to West Suburban Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was listed in good condition.

At least 26 others were wounded in citywide gun violence since 5 p.m. Friday.



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