Five killed, 35 wounded by gun­fire over Chicago week­end

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - By Alice Yin

CHICAGO — At least five peo­ple were killed and 35 oth­ers were wounded by gun­fire in Chicago over the week­end, the city’s most vi­o­lent since the long La­bor Day hol­i­day.

Shoot­ings were re­ported from the Austin neigh­bor­hood on the West Side to the Rose­land neigh­bor­hood on the South Side. None oc­curred down­town or on the

North Side. The most vi­o­lent po­lice dis­tricts were the 10th and 11th on the West Side that have born the brunt of gun vi­o­lence all year, ac­cord­ing to data kept by the Tri­bune.

The week­end toll was 12 higher than last week­end, when 20 peo­ple were wounded and 8 were killed. It was the high­est num­ber of gun­shot vic­tims since the three-day La­bor Day week­end, when at least 44 peo­ple were shot, nine fa­tally.

Shoot­ings in Chicago are down by about 10% com­pared to this time last year, while homi­cides are down about 11%, ac­cord­ing to Tri­bune data. At least 2,214 peo­ple have been shot so far this year, 472 of them fa­tally.

The youngest per­son killed this past week­end was 16-year-old Frank Looney, who was shot Satur­day night in the Ho­man Square neigh­bor­hood on the West Side. He and two other teens were stand­ing on a back porch in the 3400 block of West Flournoy

Street about 10 p.m. when two gun­men opened fire from the bot­tom of the stairs, po­lice said.

Looney was shot in the head and chest, and died at Stroger Hos­pi­tal. He lived on the Near West Side, ac­cord­ing to the Cook County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice. A 17-year-old girl was struck in both legs and a 16-year-old boy was wounded in the right leg, po­lice said.

An am­bu­lance re­spond­ing to the shoot­ing col­lided with a

Chicago po­lice squad car about 10 min­utes later, send­ing two of­fi­cers and two paramedics to the hos­pi­tal.

The most re­cent homi­cide hap­pened early Mon­day dur­ing an­other triple shoot­ing, claim­ing the life of a 24-year-old man and wound­ing two oth­ers in Austin. The three were stand­ing on a side­walk in the 5500 block of West North Av­enue just af­ter mid­night when some­one in a car fired at them, po­lice said.

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