A weekend of family fun ends in a hail of bullets on the south side. NBC 5's Rob Elgas has more from the victim's family.
Violence in Chicago continued over the Fourth of July weekend with at least 11 people shot in roughly four hours Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of people shot since the holiday weekend began to 67.
At least 11 people were killed over the long weekend.
Most recently, a 21-year-old man was killed and a 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 5200 block of West Lake Street around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. Police said the two were sitting in a car when someone approached their vehicle and opened fire before fleeing on foot. The 21-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The 19-year-old man was shot in the upper right thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
Earlier Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot sitting in a vehicle around 12:20 a.m. near Montrose Avenue and Malden Street in the city’s Uptown neighborhood when a man walked up and fired shots.
The 20-year-old was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his back and he was later pronounced dead.
Police responding to a call of a person shot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday found an 18-year-old man unresponsive in the street in the 6500 block of South Seeley Avenue. The teen suffered wounds to his upper torso and neck and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead, police said.
Chicago Police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in the city’s Gresham neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 8700 block of South Sangamon Avenue.
Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the area said they saw someone fitting the shooter’s description holding a gun, according to a statement from Chicago police.
The offender turned and pointed his weapon in the direction of pursuing officers who then fired at him, police said.
The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 30-year-old man who was shot while standing in a parking lot at 63rd Street and Austin Avenue has died, officials said.
Joel Bentley was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center following the shooting but was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
In a second fatal police-involved shooting, a man was shot by officers in the Portage Park neighborhood late Friday night.
Police said officers approached the man just before 10 p.m. in the 3800 block of North Cicero Avenue when they saw “an object protruding from his waistband” and tried to stop him. The man fled the scene and pointed a “large revolver” at pursuing officers, according to a statement from Chicago police.
Police then fired shots, fatally striking the man.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, the man is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s.
At least two others have been killed in shootings since Thursday.
The first homicide took place shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street when two women were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side.
One woman, 21, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The second person, also 21, was shot in the arm, police said.
On Friday, a man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting at a strip mall at 63rd Street and Damen Avenue.
Police said the men were standing outside a building when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire, striking both men.
A 34-year-old man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and later pronounced dead. A 35-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.
Area South detectives are investigating the shooting, police said.
At least 13 others were shot Sunday.