Posted on September 14, 2020

54 Shot, 12 Fatally, over Chicago Weekend

Chicago Sun-Times, September 14, 2020

Fifty-four people people were shot, 12 of them fatally, this weekend in Chicago.

The weekend was deadlier than last week’s Labor Day weekend, when eight people were killed and 48 others hurt over three days.

This weekend’s homicide victims were between 27 and 86 years old. The youngest person wounded was 17 years old.

At least seven people were fatally shot Saturday, while four people were killed Sunday and one person was killed Monday before 5 a.m. Three of the fatalities were women.

In addition to the gun violence this weekend, a 42-year-old man was fatally stabbed Sunday in a domestic argument in the Park Manor neighborhood. A woman was arrested at the scene. No charges have been announced.

Chicago has seen a 52% increase in murders in 2020 compared to the same time last year, according to official Chicago police statistics. The city has seen a similar rise in shootings over the same time period.

So far this year, Chicago police have recorded more than 2,200 shootings and 520 murders. That’s compared to 340 murders and 1,400 shootings during by the same time in 2019.

This year’s murder count is already higher than it was in 2016, one of the city’s most violent years in the last decade.


The latest fatal shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. Monday in Uptown. A man got into a vehicle in the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue and someone in a dark-colored vehicle shot him in the chest, neck and abdomen, Chicago police said.


About 11:30 p.m. Sunday, two people were shot, one fatally, in Garfield Park on the West Side. {snip}


About 6 p.m. Sunday, an 86-year-old man was found shot to death in the 11900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, police said. {snip}

Sunday afternoon, a man was killed and three people wounded in Englewood on the South Side. Just before 4 p.m., a group was on a porch in the 6100 block of South Throop Street when two people got out of a passing vehicle and opened fire, police said.

A 35-year-old man was struck in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died {snip}


Early Sunday, a man was found shot to death in Woodlawn on the South Side. {snip}


On Saturday night, two men were shot, one fatally, in the East Side neighborhood. {snip}

Another man, 39, was struck in the torso and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

About the same time Saturday night, a 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in Austin on the West Side. {snip}

The shooting happened blocks away from the scene where two people were killed and four others were hurt earlier in the morning. {snip}

A 47-year-old woman was shot in the face and chest and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, police said. A 35-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm and was pronounced dead at the same hospital. {snip}


Another man was killed Saturday morning in River West. Officers responding to reports of shots fired found the 34-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to his back about 3:20 a.m. in the 700 block of North Morgan Street, according to police. {snip}

Saturday afternoon, a man was shot dead in West Englewood. A 32-year-old man was driving about 2:05 p.m. in the 2300 block of West 63rd Street when a male suspect in a dark-colored SUV pulled alongside him and fired shots, police said.


The first-reported fatal shooting happened shortly after midnight Saturday in the same neighborhood. Officers responding to reports of a person shot found the 34-year-old man unresponsive on the ground in the 6200 block of South Seeley Avenue {snip}


At least 29 others were wounded in shootings over the weekend, between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.