While some officials claim that crime in the windy city is improving, Chicago’s death rate continues to rise…
According to CBS Chicago:
Six people were killed and at least 27 others, including a 7-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night. A 7-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital Sunday night, police said. Outside the hospital, the boy’s mother said he was shot under his arm and was OK.
The most recent fatal shooting happened a few minutes before 10 p.m. Sunday night in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The two men were shot at 9:53 p.m. near 93rd and Elizabeth streets, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in the head and dead on the scene, police said. Another man, 28, was shot in the arm and taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.
A man died early Sunday a few hours after he was shot in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said. Berling Robinson, 36, was shot multiple times while he was walking towards his vehicle in the 200 block of West 94th Street about 2:10 a.m., authorities said. In a separate shooting early Sunday on the West Side, one man was killed and three others were wounded in the 100 block of South Springfield Street at 4:35 a.m., police said. One man, 20, was shot in the chest and died at the scene, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release the man’s name Sunday night.
Three other 20-year-olds were hurt in the same shooting, including a woman who was shot in the head and remains in critical condition. Two other men both suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and were taken to area hospitals in “stable” condition, police said. About 11:50 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was found fatally wounded in the 800 block of South Lawndale Avenue when officers responded to a call of shots fired, police said.
Antione Green, of the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
Twenty minutes earlier, one man was killed and another man was wounded in a separate shooting in the 0 to 100 block of South Parkside Avenue, in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Daquan Boyd, in his 20s, was declared dead at the scene, while the other, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, was taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition for a gunshot wound to his hand.
One man was killed and another was critically hurt late Friday when an argument about beer at a party resulted in a shooting Friday night in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood. Juan De la Fuente, 35, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 2:45 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A 27-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.
A 32-year-old man is in custody for the shooting and charges are pending against him, police said.
This news falls just months after reports of 41 shootings, seven of them ending fatal occurred on Father’s Day weekend.