Since Friday night, at least seven people were killed and 41 others were wounded in citywide gun violence in Chicago, as crime rates continue to escalate throughout the city.
On Saturday, a man, 52, and two women, 62 and 24, were outside a gas station in Austin on the West Side, when someone in a black Dodge Charger opened fire at about 2:55 a.m., Chicago Police said.
According to police, the 62-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the head, abdomen and lower backside, while the 24-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the back.
Since Friday night, at least seven people were killed and 34 others were wounded in citywide gun violence in Chicago, as crime rates continues to escalate throughout the city
On Saturday, a man, 52, and two women, 62 and 24, were outside a gas station in Austin on the West Side, when someone in a black Dodge Charger opened fire at about 2:55 a.m.
The 52-year-old male and 62-year-old female were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, while the 24-year-old took herself to Stroger Hospital.
The 62-year-old eventually succumbed to her injuries, while the two additional victims remain in critical condition.
Their identities have not been announced.
A few hours later, in in West Garfield Park, a man, 35, was shot and killed at about 2:05 p.m.
Police said he was shot in the neck and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, the 62-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the head, abdomen and lower backside, while the 24-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the back
His identity also remains unknown.
A little while later, at about 6:40 p.m., 19-year-old Israel L. Luna was shot in the chest in Back of the Yards on the South Side.
He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he later died, police said.
Then, at around 7 p.m., a man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting in Marquette Park.
Police said both were traveling west in a vehicle when someone outside fired shots, police said.
Following that shooting, 30-year-old Sergio Ochoa was shot in the head and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
The other individual, 36, was struck in the shoulder and transported to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Yanez and his partner, 29-year-old Ella French, (pictured) were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on August 7, after performing a routine traffic stop for expired plates.
The Morgan brothers were said to have been driving with expired license plates, prompting police to pull them over
Their identity has not been confirmed.
Hours later, six people were shot in a parking lot at about 9:10 p.m. in Calumet Heights in the South Side.
Two male suspects fired shots from an alley in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, striking a 39-year-old man in the abdomen and a 40-year-old in the back and leg.
The 39-year-old self-transported himself to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He hasn’t been identified.
The 40-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he remains in critical condition, police said.
In the same incident, a 39-year old man was struck in the ankle; a 32-year-old was struck in the leg; a 44-year-old woman was shot in the leg; and a 25-year-old was shot in the arm.
The 39-year-old was taken to the Univerisity of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, while the 32-year-old self-transported to Trinity Hospital in good condition.
The 44-year-old self-transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center while the 25-year-old self-transported to Trinity Hospital.
Both are in stable condition and their identities remain unknown at this time.
Four hours later, on the West Side, one person was killed and four others wounded in a mass shooting.
Officers responded to a call about 1 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Lake Street and discovered four males, (29, 17, 34, and 28) and a female (18) shot.
Police said the 29-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. He hasn’t been identified.
The 17-year-old was shot in the shoulder and the 18-year-old in the torso.
Both were transported to Stroger Hospital, where the male remains in fair condition while the woman in serious condition.
As for the two remaining victims, police said the34-year-old was shot in the arm and a 28-year-old in the arm and chest.
Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where they were listed in fair condition, police said.
Since 5 p.m. Friday, at least 26 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago.
Last weekend, 56 people were shot, 8 fatally, in Chicago.
On August 7., officers Carlos Yanez and Ella French were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood after performing a routine traffic stop for expired plates.
Yanez was severely wounded but survived his injuries, while French, 29, succumbed to hers.
A GoFundMe campaign set up for Yanez features a photo of the officer lying in his hospital bed unconscious.
French was one of 10 people killed and 64 wounded by gun violence throughout the city in August as the city continues to suffer from high crime rates.
Chicago police union boss John Catanzara told Fox News that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had to shoulder some of the blame for French’s death due to the city’s soft stance on crime.
Lightfoot had also been criticized for incorrectly referring to French as ‘Ella Franks’ and siding with First Deputy Police Supt. Eric Carter in dismissing a traditional bagpipe service for French outside the medical examiner’s office.