Posted on July 27, 2020

59 Shot, 3 Fatally in Chicago This Weekend

Chicago Sun-Times, July 27, 2020

Three people have been killed and 56 more have been wounded this weekend in shootings across Chicago.

The numbers are the lowest the city has seen in over a month, when 33 people were shot and two killed between 5 p.m. June 12 and 5 a.m. June 15. Last weekend, citywide gun violence killed 10 people and wounded 60 more.

The weekend’s latest fatal shooting left a person dead Monday in Chatham on the South Side.

The male, whose age isn’t known, was driving about 1:28 a.m. in the 8600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck in the head, abdomen and leg.


Sunday, a 37-year-old man was shot dead in West Garfield Park.


On Saturday morning, a 19-year-old woman was killed in South Shore.


Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old girl, were wounded in separate shootings Saturday.


Saturday evening, a 17-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in Morgan Park on the Far South Side.


Another 17-year-old boy was shot about 1 p.m. in Little Village on the Southwest Side.


In other nonfatal attacks, two men were seriously wounded Sunday in Chatham on the South Side.


A woman was struck by a stray bullet Saturday evening in the East Side neighborhood.


Two more women were shot early Saturday in Lawndale on the West Side.


Hours earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot while riding on a party bus in Englewood on the South Side.

He was traveling inside the bus about 12 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of West 56th Street when someone in a white sedan fired shots, Chicago police said. The man was grazed in the neck and was treated on the scene.

The weekend’s first reported shooting wounded two men in Englewood on the South Side.

They were at a gas station about 5:19 p.m. in the 800 block of West 59th Street when someone in a black SUV opened fire, police said. A 28-year-old took himself to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, and a 24-year-old shot in both legs showed up at the same hospital.

The older man was listed in good condition and the younger man was in fair condition, police said.

Forty-three more people have been injured in citywide shootings so far since 5 p.m. Friday.