53 shot, 10 killed in gun vi­o­lence over week­end

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY SUN-TIMES WIRE

At least 53 peo­ple were shot, 10 of them fa­tally, across Chicago over the week­end.

Fif­teen-year-old Ter­rance Malden, who was gunned down about 4:50 p.m. Fri­day in Jef­fery Manor on the South Side, was the week­end’s first vic­tim. Two other teens were wounded in sep­a­rate shoot­ings be­tween then and Sun­day night.

The alarm­ing num­bers marked a dip from the gun vi­o­lence that be­fell the city over the Fourth of July week­end, when 79 peo­ple were shot, 15 fa­tally.

In the same week­end last year, nine peo­ple were killed and 32 more were wounded.

The most re­cent fa­tal at­tack left a 45-year-old man dead in En­gle­wood on the South Side.

Of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to a call of a per­son shot about 9:47 p.m. found him un­re­spon­sive with mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds in the 700 block of West 66th Place, Chicago po­lice said. He died at the scene.

Sun­day morn­ing, a 26-year-old man was fa­tally shot in En­gle­wood.

About 5:15 a.m., he was stand­ing in the 2100 block of West 71st Street when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago po­lice said. He was pro­nounced dead at the Univer­sity of Chicago Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Ear­lier Sun­day, a man was killed and two oth­ers were crit­i­cally wounded in a shoot­ing in Hum­boldt Park on the West Side.

They were in the 1100 block of North Lawn­dale Av­enue at 12:44 a.m. when they got into a fight with other males, who fired gun­shots, ac­cord­ing to Chicago po­lice. A 52-year-old man was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

A 33-year-old woman was killed and two oth­ers in­jured Saturday night in Avalon Park on the South Side. She and two 28-yearold women were stand­ing with a group of peo­ple about 9:40 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Wood­lawn Av­enue when shots were fired, po­lice said.

A lit­tle over an hour ear­lier, a 33-year-old man was shot to death in En­gle­wood. Frank El­lis was out­side a home about 8:15 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Elizabeth Street when a ve­hi­cle pulled up in front of him, po­lice and the Cook County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice said. Sev­eral peo­ple got out and opened fire, strik­ing him in the back. El­lis, who lived in West En­gle­wood, died at the Univer­sity of Chicago Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Saturday morn­ing, a man was killed and an­other was wounded in Austin on the West Side.

They were stand­ing on the side­walk about 1:48 a.m. in the 5400 block of West Congress Park­way when some­one fired shots, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. A 31-year-old man died at a hospi­tal, po­lice said.

Min­utes be­fore, a man was fa­tally shot in West Town.

The man, 41, was found with a gun­shot wound about 1:32 a.m. in the 300 block of North Ash­land Av­enue, po­lice said. He was pro­nounced dead on the scene.

An­other man was fa­tally shot about half an hour ear­lier in Park Manor on the South Side.

Of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to ShotSpot­ter re­ports of gun­fire at 1:04 a.m. found the 41-year-old in an al­ley in the 7000 block of South King Drive, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. He died at the scene.

A man was killed Fri­day night in McKin­ley Park on the South Side.

About 6:50 p.m., Ser­gio Cer­vantes was in the 3400 block of South Paulina Street when a ve­hi­cle pulled up and some­one in­side opened fire, au­thor­i­ties said. Cer­vantes, who lived in McKin­ley Park, was pro­nounced dead at Stroger Hospi­tal.

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