36 shot, 9 fatally in weekend shootings Chicago

 



CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nine people have been killed and 27 others shot in another violent weekend in Chicago, according to police.

 

Man shot in South Loop



A 31-year-old man was shot Sunday in South Loop.

About 3:30 a.m. he was in a car in the 1400-block of South Canal Street, when someone fired shots at him through the windshield of the car, Chicago police said.

He was grazed by a bullet on his hand and drove himself to Cook County Hospital in good condition, police said.

The man told police the person fired shots at him after an argument, police said.

Area Three detectives are investigating.



Woman killed in Austin shooting



A woman was shot to death Saturday in Austin on the West Side.

According to Chicago police, around 11:05 p.m. the woman was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head in the 500-block of North Pine Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as 33-year-old Danielle Pearson, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police.

No one is in custody as police continue to investigate.

Early Saturday morning, six people were shot, two of them fatally, just four blocks away in the 100-block of North Pine Avenue.

A man was killed in a shooting Saturday in River West.

Officers responding to reports of shots fired found the 36-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to his back about 3:20 a.m. in the 700-block of North Morgan Street, according to Chicago police.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office has not released details about the fatality.

No one is in custody as Area Three detectives investigate.

Police are still working to find the gunman who opened fire in the middle of the street and shot up a church in the Irving Park neighborhood Saturday.

Neighbors say they woke up around 2 a.m. to the sound of gunshots.

"We were asleep and heard rapid gunfire- maybe 20 or 30 gunshots right outside of our house so we kind of hit the floor," said Robyn Johnson, whose car was damaged by bullets.

Witnesses said they saw a man armed with a gun standing in the middle of the road shooting down the street in the 4000-block of North Troy.

"Walking down the street here- firing down that way - randomly or as a car. The guy here was shooting and screaming but we could not understand a word he said," said Stephen Kottra, who witnessed the shooting.

The church was hit with gunfire and were cars riddled with bullets along the street.

Neighbors said the exchange of gunfire damage their property and has left many on edge.

"It was scary to be within just feet of your house and hear the crack of the gun and the voices of the shooters yelling," Johnson said.
36 shot, 9 fatally in weekend shootings Chicago 36 shot, 9 fatally in weekend shootings Chicago Reviewed by Anson Moore on September 13, 2020 Rating: 5

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