At least eight people were killed, and a Chicago police officer and a paramedic were among 59 injured in a weekend shooting in Chicago.
Police said the 30-year-old officer was on patrol late Friday when she heard the sound of gunfire and rushed to Building 1900 in East 72nd District where she saw someone lying in the street.
The officer was getting out of her squad car to offer assistance when more shots were fired, hitting her in the legs, police sob. David Brown said. Brown said she got back in her squad car, and another officer took her to the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has since been treated and released.
Brown said she was the 12th Chicago Police Department officer to have been shot this year. Another 34 officers were shot during the same period.
Aaron Jenkins, 26, is accused of shooting the officer. He is expected to appear in court on Monday for attempted murder.
The officer was responding to a shooting call that killed an 18-year-old and wounded a 15-year-old boy. At about 11 p.m., a 25-year-old man and woman were returning home in the block with pizza when the two teens encountered them on their back stairs, said Brendan Deenihan, chief of detectives.
Denihan said the older man exchanged fire with the two young men. Police said the 18-year-old was shot several times and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago. It has not been released in his name.
The 15-year-old, who was shot in the legs, was taken to Kommer Children’s Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Denihan said investigators found two handguns at the scene and also recovered one while executing a search warrant.
Two suspects were questioned Saturday night, according to Denehan, who said they each had a criminal record.
The paramedic shot the hospital
A Chicago Fire Department paramedic was rushed to Strugger Hospital while working on a patient, and one person was killed and another injured Saturday night in a shooting on the nearby West Side.
Police said the paramedic was working on a patient at about 10:35 p.m. in the emergency room in Strugger when witnesses told police that a suspect in an older green Buick had opened fire, grazing the medical responder on the bill for their baseball cap.
About 10 minutes earlier, two men, 28 and 31, were outside when someone shot them in a car around 10:25 p.m. in the 2300th neighborhood of West Warren Boulevard, police said. Police said the older man was shot in the chest and arm and taken to Ströger, where he died. The young man was shot in the right heel, and was also taken to Stroger, where he was in good shape.
One person was killed and three others were injured, including a 17-year-old, on Monday morning in Humboldt Park on the northwest side. Police said the group was standing in the 800 block of North Ridgway Street around 1:40 a.m. when someone in a darkened car opened fire. A 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Stroeger Hospital, where he died.
Police said two men, aged 17 and 24, were taken to Ströger with gunshot wounds. They are listed in good condition.
18-year-old woman murdered on South Side
Authorities said Melica de la Garza, 18, was shot dead Saturday in West Elsdon on the South Side. Police said she was sitting in a parked car around 8:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of South Ave., when someone approached and shot. She was hit in the torso, and she was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
A man was killed in a shootout
A man was killed and a suspect injured in a shooting after an altercation Monday morning in Gresham on the south side. Police said the two men, 35 and 38, were arguing after a card game around 12:45 a.m. at a home in the 700s of West 77th Street when the older man shot the young man several times. Police said the 35-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago, where he was pronounced dead. Shot in the left arm, the 38-year-old was also taken to the University of Chicago, where he is well and in custody.
- Earlier on Saturday afternoon, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in South Dering on the South Side. At about 4:20 p.m., police said, he was on the sidewalk on the 10,200 block of South Yates Avenue, when a person in a car pulled up and someone inside fired shots. Police said he was beaten several times and taken to the University of Chicago, where he was pronounced dead. Not yet recognized.
- A 44-year-old man was fatally shot Friday in Burnside on the South Side. At about 7:45 p.m., Chicago police said he was near the street in District 700 of East 92 Place, when two men approached him, who pulled out rifles and fired shots. Police said he was shot in the stomach and taken to the University of Chicago, where he was pronounced dead. Not yet recognized.
- A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in Park Manor on Sunday night. Police said he was walking on the sidewalk around 9:05 p.m. on the first block on East 71st Street when he was shot in the back and body. Police said he was taken to the University of Chicago, where he died.
Dozens were injured
- In non-fatal attacks, six people were shot dead Sunday morning in East Garfield Park. Shortly after 2:50 a.m., police said, three men and three women were standing outside on the 800 block of South Albany Street when a suspect in a black SUV opened fire. The victims were in their twenties and thirties. One woman was listed in critical condition, while the other five men were in good or good condition.
- A woman and a 14-year-old boy were injured Saturday in a shooting in Washington Park on the South Side. At about 7:45 p.m., the 39-year-old woman and boy were exiting the interstate at Block 100 of East 59th Street, when a dark-colored Audi approached them and someone inside fired shots, hitting them, according to police. . The woman continued to drive east, but later collided with a silver Pontiac sedan. Listed in good condition.
- A 16-year-old boy was injured at Back of the Yards on the South Side early Saturday. Police said the teen was riding in the back seat of a car at about 1:15 a.m. at 4600 Street south of Paulina Street when he was shot in the heel. The driver took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
- A woman was also shot at Back of the Yards less than an hour ago. At about 12:30 a.m., a woman, 26, was traveling in a passenger car at Terminal 600 on West Garfield Boulevard when she injured her ankle, police said. It was in good condition.
- A 17-year-old was shot and wounded Sunday morning in the small village on the western side. Police said the young man and the man, 17 and 29, were leaving a house at about 1:40 a.m. on 2500th Street in South Hamlin Street when someone inside the suburb of Golden opened fire. The young man was in good condition, and the man was in a serious condition.
At least 40 others were injured in armed violence across the city from Friday 5 pm until Monday 5 am
Last weekend, nine people were killed and 52 others injured – including a 3-year-old – in a shooting in Chicago.