36 shot, 5 fatally in city over Labor Day weekend
Five people had been killed and 31 others, including three teenagers and a 4-year-old boy, had been injured by late Sunday evening in shootings across Chicago over Labor Day weekend.
Chicago police canceled days off for officers ahead of the holiday weekend and extended shifts to 12 hours to put about 8,000 officers on the street in an effort to stem a tide of violence that typically accompanies long holiday weekends.
Last weekend saw 55 people shot across Chicago, 10 of them fatally. Over Labor Day weekend in 2019, 43 people were shot citywide, eight of them fatally.
The latest fatal shooting left a man dead Sunday night in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.
He was struck in the chest about 9:05 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Talman Avenue and was pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago police said.
Earlier, a shooting killed someone in University Village on the Near West Side.
Officers responding to reports of gunfire at 3:26 a.m. found a male on the ground with two gunshot wounds to the side of his head in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Witnesses told investigators a male suspect had approached and opened fire into a crowd.
About an hour before that, a 26-year-old man was shot to death in West Town.
He was at a gathering about 2:25 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Maypole Avenue when he was shot in the shoulder and foot, police said. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
More than an hour earlier, a 36-year-old woman was killed in Englewood on the South Side.
She was inside a home about 1:08 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street when someone entered and shot her multiple times, police said. She was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
The weekend’s first homicide happened Friday night in Jeffery Manor on the South Side.
Christopher Hines, 36, was at a party about 11 p.m. in the 9900 block of South Van Vlissingen Road when he got into an argument with a male family member, officials said. The relative pulled out a gun and shot Hines in the abdomen. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Reginald Macon, 39, was taken into custody for the shooting and charged with firstdegree murder, police said.