Posted on August 17, 2020

64 Shot, 5 Fatally, Across Chicago This Weekend

Chicago Sun-Times, August 17, 2020

Five people were killed and 59 others were injured by gunfire across Chicago over the weekend.

A 12-year-old boy and six teenagers were among those wounded.

Last weekend saw 40 people shot across the city, four of them fatally, and ended with widespread looting in the downtown area following the shooting of 20-year-old Latrell Allen by Chicago police during an alleged exchange of gunfire in Englewood.

Monday morning

  • A man died in a triple shooting early Monday in Little Village on the Southwest Side. They were on the sidewalk about 12:50 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, Chicago police said.

Kevin Garcia, 29, was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. A 20-year-old man was hit in the abdomen and a 27-year-old man was struck in the leg. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.


  • Another man was killed Sunday morning in Avondale on the Northwest Side. Officers found him unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle at 5:05 a.m. in an alley in the 3600 block of West Belmont Avenue, Chicago police said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released by authorities.


  • Saturday night, another man was killed and a teenage boy was injured in Homan Square on the West Side. Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert found 18-year-old Tamyreon Jordan lying on the sidewalk about 10:25 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Flournoy Street, authorities said. Jordan, who lived in Homan Square, had gunshot wounds to his chest and head and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old boy was also shot in the left arm and was driven to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition, police said. He told investigators he was standing on the sidewalk when he heard gunshots and felt pain.


  • Friday night, a man was killed in Morgan Park on the Far South Side. Jeremy Curry, 28, was found unresponsive at 11:17 p.m. with gunshot wounds to his arm and chest in the driver’s seat of a parked car in the 1100 block of West 110th Place, officials said. The Morgan Park resident was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • About three hours before that, a 48-year-old man was found with a fatal gunshot wound Friday in West Pullman on the Far South Side. Officers found Charles L. McFee about 8:13 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Peoria Street with a gunshot wound to the chest, authorities said. McFee, who lived in West Pullman, was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.