April 7, 2019 – In Breaking News – Chicago Tribune
In a period of a little over 24 hours this weekend, 24 people were shot in Chicago, including three children under 13 — and three of the adults shot died from their injuries, according to police.
Beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday through about 10 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police were investigating shooting cases that included the homicides and a mass shooting of six people outside an afternoon baby shower in West Englewood in which an 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and a 10-year-old girl was struck in the shin.
(Six people, including an 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, were wounded in an Englewood mass shooting Saturday evening, Chicago police said. Courtesy of CBS Chicago and YouTube. Posted on Apr 6, 2019.)
Three people also were shot in East Garfield Park about 3:30 a.m. Sunday as they stood outside in the 3900 block of West Wilcox Street.
A 34-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg; a 26-year-old was taken to Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right foot; and a 33-year-old was taken to Rush University Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his left arm.
Two of the three homicide investigations were launched Sunday morning, according to police.
Prayers are with the victims from this despicable shooting. While info & cooperation are very limited, detectives have been working around the clock on this & we suspect a possible motive is retaliation from an earlier incident. Send anonymous info to https://t.co/g9Q1Srtgmc pic.twitter.com/Ce6uxqqZob
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) April 7, 2019
About 8:30 a.m. officers were called to the 6700 block of South Normal Boulevard in Englewood and found a man, 52, with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Officer Michael Carroll said that shooting may have been the result of a domestic dispute; a person of interest was in police custody, he said.
About 6:10 a.m., officers in Woodlawn were called to a shooting in the 6600 block of South Maryland Avenue. A 32-year-old man had been shot multiple times in the back, police said.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead. No arrests had been made in that case.
A teenager also was shot to death Saturday afternoon, about 4 p.m., in the 1700 block of West Steuben Street in Morgan Park, in an incident that also wounded a 22-year-old man.
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