36 shot, 5 fa­tally in city over La­bor Day week­end

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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.

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