Saturday, September 21, 2013


At least 24 shot,5 dead as Chicago violence rages on-"GANG OR TERRORIST-RELATED"?

At least 11 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday, police said.

The violent night came just one day after 13 people were injured in shooting at a Chicago park.

The victims included 10 males and three females, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard -- known as "Tay-man" -- who was shot in the jaw and listed in critical condition.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said an assault style rifle with a high capacity magazine was used in the park shooting.


McCarthy added that based on witness interviews, the attack appears to be gang-related, as several of the victims are gang members. It is still unclear whether more than one person opened fire, he said.

No one was in custody for the shooting as of Saturday morning.

The weekend's most recent shooting took place around 5:35 a.m. Saturday in the 11800 block of South Lowe Avenue when a 51-year-old man was shot in the stomach.

The man claimed he heard gunshots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

Chicago Police Department

He was transported in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to authorities.

The latest fatality took place around 4 a.m. Saturday, in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.
The shooting occurred in the 0-100 block of East Chestnut Street when a 41-year-old man was shot in the abdomen over an argument about a parking spot, police said.

The shooter fled in a white car and the man was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.An hour earlier, two men were shot in the 1200 block of West Washburn Avenue, police said.

A 22-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain, Sullivan said. The man was transported to John H. Stroger Hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead. A second victim, a 23-year-old man, transported himself to the hospital with a wound to the leg.

Around 1:20 a.m., police said a 30-year-old man was exiting the driver’s side of a vehicle when another car drove by and fired several shots.The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

On Friday, a 37-year-old man was walking in an alley around 11:10 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Halsted Street when an offender fired shots from behind, police said.

The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

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