At least 76 people killed in Chicago, 14 of them killed, in the violence of the weekend of July 4 since late Friday – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) – At least 76 people have been shot dead in Chicago since Friday evening this July 4 holiday weekend, and 13 of them have been killed.Incidents included a shootout that killed a 7-year-old girl while visiting her grandmother for a July 4 party in South Austin on Saturday night, and two mass shootings – one of which occurred four dead and four others injured. .

At around 7:02 p.m. Saturday, 7-year-old Natalia Wallace was shot in the forehead while she and other children were playing in the courtyard of block 100 on North Latrobe Avenue. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in Cook County, where she later died, police said.

Natalia was on the sidewalk when a light-colored vehicle stopped and an unknown number of people got out. The people then pulled out guns and fired shots at him, police said.

A 32-year-old man was also shot and injured, police said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the ankle and a grazed leg.

The family describes Natalia as “sweet, shy, loving and good at math.”

“Children playing outside shouldn’t have to worry about guns and gunshots,” Natalia’s father Nathan Wallace told CBS 2 Marissa Parra.

A person of interest was questioned Sunday evening when Natalia died.


About four and a half hours later, eight people were killed in block 6100 of South Carpenter Street in Englewood. Four of them – including a 14-year-old boy – died.There was a large rally in the middle of the street when the police said that four men approached and started shooting.

Police said the boy was shot in the back while playing with two other boys, ages 11 and 15.

Two others, a 29-year-old man in fair condition and a 35-year-old man in critical condition, were treated on Sunday at Saint-Bernard hospital. Three other victims – whose ages were not specified – also died in addition to the 14-year-old boy, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not identify the boy who was killed, but a lawyer representing his family identified him as Varnado Jones.

Police also responded to another mass shooting at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning near 15th Street and Millard Avenue in North Lawndale. Police said a group of people were lighting fireworks on the sidewalk when a car stopped and someone inside started shooting at the crowd.

Six people were killed in the incident. A 20-year-old woman was shot in the head and abdomen and died in hospital. Five other victims, all men aged 27 to 44, are being treated in different hospitals in critical condition.

Another child was also injured early Sunday morning in West Rogers Park. At 12:58 p.m., a girl aged 1 to 10 and a 48-year-old woman were in an apartment building at block 7400 of North Artesian Avenue when a man fired shots at the door and hit them. both.

The girl was taken to the AMITA Health St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition with a scrape on the right hand, while the women were taken to the same hospital in severe conditions with gunshots to the two legs.

And around 10:25 p.m. Saturday, a 15-year-old boy was hit by a stray bullet in block 3000 of South Tripp Avenue in Little Village. He had a knee injury and was taken to Stroger Hospital in Cook County in good condition.

Police believe the bullets were fired a few blocks down an alley behind the 2800 block of South Keeler Avenue by someone in a passing vehicle. A 23-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg. Both were in good condition on Sunday.

And around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, four people were in an alley in block 3700 on West Jackson Boulevard near Garfield Park, when they heard gunshots and felt pain. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the side, a 19-year-old man was shot in the thigh, a 35-year-old man was injured in the buttocks and a 55-year-old man was injured. bullet in the buttocks.

All were in good condition or refused treatment.

Meanwhile, in other deadly shootings this weekend:

• At 1:55 am on Saturday, two men were in a business at block 6600 South Halsted Street in Englewood when someone opened fire. A 20-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds around the body and was pronounced dead. A 49-year-old man in a nearby vehicle was shot in the left thigh and was transported to the same hospital in critical condition. The man who was killed is identified as Ishawn Nance.

• A woman was killed and two men injured in a shootout around 5:20 a.m. Saturday at 31st Street and Lake Shore Drive. The 34-year-old woman and the two men, ages 26 and 32, were walking on Saturday when a group of about six men approached the woman, police said. Three of the four men distracted the woman, while two men pulled out guns and shot the woman and the two men, police said. The woman died at the scene and the male victims were both hospitalized with gunshots. The woman who was killed is identified as Quentella Smith.

• At 7:16 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car parked in block 6400 South Hoyne Avenue in West Englewood, when someone stopped in a utility vehicle dark colored sport and started to shoot. The victim was shot in the chest, neck and right arm and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He was identified as Michael P. Means.

• A man was killed and another man and a woman were injured during a shooting at 9:43 p.m. Saturday on the South Shore. The victims were standing on the sidewalk of block 2700 of 75th Street East when someone fired shots from a blue sport utility vehicle. A 33-year-old man was shot several times in the chest and taken by an acquaintance to Jackson Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 44-year-old man was in fairly good condition at the University of C medical center with a gunshot wound to the left thigh, and a 27-year-old woman refused treatment after suffering an ankle injury. The man who was killed is identified as Tyrone Long.

• A man was killed and three others injured in a shootout in south Chicago around 11:09 p.m. Saturday. The victims were standing on the sidewalk of Block 8300 South Kingston Avenue when they heard gunshots and felt pain. 39-year-old man was pronounced dead at U of C medical center with gunshot wound to the head, while 26-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder, man 60 year old was shot in the right leg, and a 19 year old man was also shot in the leg. The man who was killed is identified as Cartrell Tate.

• A man was killed and another injured in a shootout around 12:35 am Sunday in the Altgeld Gardens social housing complex. The victims were standing in a parking lot at block 1000 at 132nd Street East when they argued with another man. The victims left the parking lot and entered a house, where the gunman opened fire at the door and shot them both, police said. A 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being shot in the chest, while a 20-year-old man was in fairly good condition in the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the left leg. The man killed was identified as David Scott.

• A man was standing on the sidewalk of block 8600 South Vincennes Avenue in Auburn Gresham, when someone fired shots at 2:15 a.m. Sunday. The 21-year-old was declared dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head.

• Around 12:45 pm Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot several times in block 1400 on North Kingsbury Street, on the north side near Goose Island. The man was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

President Donald Trump tweeted the shootings in Chicago on Sunday, and also addressed an increase in shootings in New York – appointing New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York mayor Bill de Blasio to their critics. On Sunday in New York, nearly 40 people were killed in at least 20 incidents, and at least four of them died, reported Cory James of CBS 2 New York.

“The federal government is ready, willing and able to help, if asked!” President Trump tweeted.

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