53 shot, 10 killed in gun violence over weekend
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.