Some days while scrolling around the news of the world, Chicago has so many horrific occurences that if i used all of them i would have to change the title of the network to ‘Chicago News’ at least for the day.
Chicago is far from being the only urban danger zone in this country, but far too often the citizens of the city live in fear of becoming a next day statistic and with weekends like the one that just past its hard to blame them.
Here’s a complete breakdown of violent weekend courtesy of myfoxchicago
The murders started shortly after midnight Saturday when two men sitting on a porch in the 7000 block of West Grand Avenue were shot. A 24-year-old man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Edward Ramos — was killed and a 22-year-old man was initially hospitalized in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Thomas Moorer, 39, of the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting early Monday, according to police News Affairs.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 23-year-old Wesley Taylor, of 822 N. Leamington Ave., was fatally shot at 4411 W. Wilcox St. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Police said Taylor was walking down the street with a 33-year-old man when an unidentified gunman shot them about 6:30 p.m. The other man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
At 8:39 p.m. Saturday, 15-year-old Darrell McKinney was fatally shot at 956 N. Harding Ave. An autopsy determined he died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said a gunman might have been chasing and shooting at somebody else and accidentally struck the teen — who was sitting in a chair.
CPS spokeswoman Monique Bond said McKinney was “an exemplary student and athlete” at Orr High School.
About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot at a block party in the 5800 block of South Campbell Avenue. Adolfo Guijardo-Soria was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m. Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medial examiner’s office.
At 7:37 p.m. Sunday, Cicero-resident David Johnson, 31, was shot and killed at 1542 W. 51st St., according to the medical examiner’s office. Police could not immediately provide further details Sunday night.
At least 18 other people were suffered violently injuries — including an alleged armed robber shot by an off-duty police officer after an exchange of gunfire — beginning early Saturday.
At 2:20 a.m. Saturday, an unidentified gunman shot a pair of 22-year-old men sitting on a porch in the 2200 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said. Both men suffered gunshot wounds to the left leg and were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
At 3:09 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in his left leg in the 1600 block of North Whipple Street, police said. He was initially taken in “stable” condition to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
At 3:45 p.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old man was shot during an argument in the 6800 block of South Prairie Avenue, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and drove himself to the Grand Crossing District police station, where he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old woman walking to the store was shot in the knee in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue, police said. She was initially taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
At 6:41 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old woman was talking with a friend in the 700 block of East 80th Street when she was shot in the left foot, police said.
At 8:46 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm at 15 W. 107th St. and was taken in “stable” condition to Roseland Community Hospital, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.
At 9:56 p.m. Sunday, a family — with dad in the driver’s seat, mom in the passenger seat, and two kids in the back seat — was driving in a Mercedes sedan going north in the 8800 block of South Kenwood Avenue when a Chevrolet Malibu sedan pulled up from behind them and a gunman in the rear driver’s side opened fire, South Chicago District police said.
The 12-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter were both shot once in the leg, police said. They were treated and released from Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said.
At 11:10 p.m. Saturday, an off-duty Chicago Police officer inside a restaurant in the 1400 block of West 79th Street
shot a man armed with a handgun trying to rob other patrons, according to a police News Affairs statement. The robber fired several shots and the officer returned fire.
The robber was taken in serious to critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said. Another robber fled and is not in custody, according to the statement.
At 12:02 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the 8400 block of South Manistee Avenue, Baety said.
At 12:40 a.m. Sunday, a man in his 20s was shot in the groin area near South Laflin and West 51st streets, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He was initially hospitalized in serious condition.
At 2:18 a.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 4400 block of South Kedzie Avenue and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Baety said.
At 2:58 a.m., a male — of an unidentified age — was shot in the shoulder in a gang-related shooting in the 200 block of South Marshall Boulevard, Baety said.
At 5:40 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man standing on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of West Iowa Street was shot in the head during a gang-related drive-by, Perez said. It was not immediately known if the victim was a gang member, but the gunman yelled gang slogans before opening fire from a small black vehicle.
At 11:12 a.m. Sunday, a 28-year-old man stabbed a man and woman at the 95th Street Red Line station, Perez said. The man suffered a stab wound to the abdomen area and the woman was stabbed in the arm. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in an unidentified condition.
At 11:19 a.m. Sunday, a gunman chased and shot a man multiple times in the lower body in the 1000 block of North Springfield Avenue, Perez said. The shooting is believed to be gang-related.
At 6:23 p.m. Sunday, a male walked into Loretto Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, Baety said. Further details were not immediately known.
At 11:34 p.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old man was shot in his elbow and ankle in the 2700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said. He was in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
At 11:56 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old who was arrested after running from the scene after shots were fired in the 6500 block of South King Drive was found to have a gunshot wound to his shoulder, according to a Grand Crossing District police lieutenant. The man was in police custody at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center where he was in good condition early Monday, police said. He was found with a gun and charges are pending.
At 9:52 p.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the right side in the 12100 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said. He was listed in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn Monday morning.
At 11:56 p.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder in the 6500 block of South King Drive, police said. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital early Monday.
At 2:13 a..m. Monday, a 41-year-old man was sitting in a car in the 500 block of West 87th Street with a female when suspects approached on both sides of the vehicle and order the female to run, police said. The suspects demanded the man’s chain and shot him in his left side.
At 2:15 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in the right arm while sitting on a porch in the 4900 block of North Sheridan Road, police said. He was in good condition Monday morning at Weiss Hospital.
Im far from a ‘peace is the only way’ thinker but with numbers like these it damn sure makes you re-evaluate life as a whole sometimes.