Posted on September 21, 2020

45 Shot, 9 Fatally, Across Chicago This Weekend

Chicago Sun-Times, September 21, 2020

Nine people were killed and 36 others, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured by gunfire this weekend across Chicago.

The weekend, which lasted from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, was less deadly than the previous weekend {snip}

But, overall, shootings and murders are up 50% compared to last year, according to Chicago Police Department statistics. Through Sept. 13, police have recorded 544 murders in 2020 compared to 364 murders during the same time in 2019.

{snip} The city has seen more than 2,220 shootings in 2020 compared to about 1,500 over the same time in 2019 {snip}


All of this weekend’s homicide victims were males between 17 and 47 years old. {snip}

Monday morning

  • This weekend’s latest fatal attack left a 17-year-old boy dead early Monday in West Rogers Park on the North Side. He was standing in an alley about 2:50 a.m. in the 6400 block of North Hamilton Avenue when someone fired shots, according to Chicago police. He was hit in the back and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died.
  • A man was shot to death and another was injured less than an hour earlier in North Park on the Northwest Side. They were sitting in a parked vehicle at 2:13 a.m. when someone fired shots in the 3400 block of West Carmen Avenue, according to police. They drove themselves to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head was pronounced dead. The other man, 24, was shot in the back and right hand and was listed in fair condition.
  • Another man was killed about half an hour before that in Dunning on the Northwest Side. The 29-year-old was parking his vehicle about 1:40 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Nagle Avenue when someone in a white sedan fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


  • A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in Lithuanian Plaza on the Southwest Side. Devion Davis was shot about 1:05 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died {snip}
  • About 9:50 a.m., a 46-year-old man was shot to death in Lawndale on the West Side. Myrio Shields was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt Road, talking to someone standing on the passenger side, when someone wearing a black surgical mask and a black hoodie with a design on it fired shots at him, authorities said. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • {snip} Anthony Lash Jackson, 39, was walking about 3:10 a.m. in the 7900 block of South South Chicago Avenue when a male shot him in the neck, officials said. {snip}


Friday night

  • A 27-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night in Austin on the West Side. He was found in a parked vehicle with gunshot wounds to his chest and face about 10:05 p.m. in the 5700 block of West Midway Park, police said. A male had apparently walked up to the vehicle and fired several shots, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • The weekend’s first fatal shooting left a 24-year-old man dead in South Chicago. Isaiah Armstrong was found unresponsive about 5:40 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Escanaba Avenue, authorities said. He had a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. {snip}