6 dead, at least 34 injured in Memorial Day weekend gun violence – NBC Chicago

Chicago police say six people have died and at least 34 others have been injured in shootings across the city so far over Memorial Day weekend.

In the last deadly shooting of the weekend, a gunman opened fire around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 4400 block of West Walton Street, Chicago police said.

The suspect barricaded himself inside a building for at least 90 minutes as SWAT officers and negotiators responded to the scene.

A 69-year-old man was shot and killed in the arm and chest during the incident.

A second man, 45, was shot in the chest and foot, officials said. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was last listed in serious condition. Another man, aged 25, was shot in the leg. He was also taken to a nearby hospital and was last listed in serious condition.

A fourth man, 27, was shot in the buttocks and taken to West Suburban Hospital, where he was in good condition, officials said.

The suspect, a 23-year-old man currently in police custody, was shot in the foot and is in good condition, police said. Authorities did not say who shot him.

Investigators say the incident was domestic in origin.

Here’s the rest of the weekend’s shoots so far:

Friday –

  • At around 10:15 p.m. Friday, a group of armed men approached a man and woman in the 900 block of North Lockwood and opened fire. Police say a 34-year-old man, who was sitting inside a parked car, was shot in the neck and taken to an area hospital in critical condition. A 31-year-old woman, who was standing near the car, was hit in the elbow and is listed in fair condition at another hospital. A third victim, a 32-year-old man, was caught in the crossfire and was hit in the lower back. Police said he was in fair condition at an area hospital. No suspects were in custody.
  • At approximately 10:19 p.m., a 42-year-old man was riding in a vehicle when he encountered several vehicles and a group of people near the 7900 block of South Drexel. As he tried to cross, he heard several gunshots and was shot in the shoulder. He drove to a local hospital, where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

Saturday –

  • A 56-year-old man was standing outside in the 500 block of North Lavergne at around 3:32 a.m. when he was shot by someone in a white SUV, police say. The man was hit in the back and hip, and was transported to an area hospital in acceptable condition.
  • In the 6700 block of South Damen at around 2.50pm, a 26-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said. The victim was driving when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and is said to be in stable condition.
  • Around 11:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of West 31st Street, two people were in a car when shots were fired at them. A 25-year-old man was shot in the left leg and was taken to an area hospital in fair condition, police said. A 27-year-old woman suffered a scratch on her finger and refused to seek treatment.

Sunday –

  • Chicago police say a 31-year-old man was driving in the 2100 block of West Coulter around 12:45 p.m. when his left hand was grazed by gunfire. He refused to be treated on the spot.
  • Two men were standing on a street in the 7000 block of southern Indiana around 1:16 a.m. when a man shot them, police said. A 42-year-old man was shot in the leg and listed in critical condition at an area hospital. A 38-year-old man was shot in the left leg and was listed in fair condition, police said.
  • In the 800 block of South Karlov at around 1:32 a.m., a group of people were on a sidewalk when a fight broke out and shots were fired. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the back, a 21-year-old man was shot in the left side of his body, another 21-year-old man was shot in the left arm, a 21-year-old A woman was shot in the left arm and a 33-year-old man was shot in the head, police said. All five were taken to area hospitals in serious condition.
  • At around 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of southern Michigan, an 18-year-old man walked into a hospital and said he had been shot in the left foot. He appeared to be in fair condition, but could not provide further information to the police.
  • Police say an adult male was found on the ground in the 6300 block of South Calumet around 4:53 a.m. He was shot in the back and hip and was listed in critical condition at an area hospital.
  • At around 5.53pm in the 5000 block of South Drexel, a 28-year-old man was inside a vehicle when he was hit by gunfire, police said. The victim was punched multiple times on the body and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
  • In the 4400 block of West Gladys at around 8:03 p.m., a 27-year-old man was near the street when he was hit in the foot by gunfire, authorities said. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
  • A 30-year-old woman was shot by an unidentified female offender at approximately 8:46 p.m. in the 400 block of East 87th Street. She suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.
  • At around 10:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Walton Street, Chicago police said four people were shot, one fatally. A 69-year-old victim was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced after sustaining gunshot wounds to the arm and torso. During the same incident, four other people were shot, including the suspect. A 45-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were both listed in serious condition, and a 25-year-old man was listed in good condition. The suspect, a 23-year-old man, is in custody and has been listed as undamaged.

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