Violent week-end leaves Chicago with 8 dead, 37 wounded www.privateofficer.com
CHICAGO IL June 19 2012 – Another sweltering weekend brought more violence to Chicago’s streets – with eight people killed and 37 others wounded in shootings or stabbings between Friday afternoon and early Monday morning.
The first fatal shooting happened early Saturday about 1:50 a.m. in the 5200 block of South Honore Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.
Antonio Buck, 32, of the 5400 block of South Aberdeen Street, was killed in the shooting, and a woman was left in “guarded” condition with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 6:22 p.m. on Saturday, Bernardo Hernandez, 30, was shot in the head in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood, authorities said. Hernandez, of the 2300 block of South Whipple Street, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Sunday.
Later Saturday Shakaki Asphy, 16, died after she was shot three times in the chest in Englewood neighborhood, officials said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 70th Place and also wounded Leon Cunningham, 18.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports someone in a gray hoodie came running through the gangway and opened fire as the Asphy, a Harper High School student, was sitting on the porch of a home with friends.
Asphy and Cunningham were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Cunningham was listed in stable condition, while Asphy was pronounced dead.
Cunningham was paralyzed a few years ago when he was shot while sitting on the porch of his nearby home. He was in his wheelchair on the sidewalk when he was wounded Saturday, his mother told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Paramedics took both the 21-year-old man and 16-year-old girl to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the man was listed in stable condition.
Asphy, of the 4200 block of South Vincennes Avenue — was pronounced dead at 3:47 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The shooting happened on the same block that a 10-year-old girl, Siretha White, was shot to death on a porch while she celebrated her surprise birthday party in 2006. And a block away, two men were found shot to death in a car in 2010.
Later in the weekend, a one-hour span early Sunday saw three more separate fatal shootings on the West and South sides, police said.
Three people sitting on a porch in the 2300 block of North Laramie Avenue, in the Hanson Park neighborhood, were all shot about 12:30 a.m. when a gunman opened fire, police said. A 32-year-old man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Jamie Ocampo, of the 3100 block of North Natchez Avenue — was shot in the chest and died on the scene.
A 46-year-old man was also shot in the chest and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. A 43-year-old woman was shot in the leg and was listed in good condition at West Suburban Medical Center early Sunday, police said.
About 1:30 a.m., police responding to a call of shots fired found a man shot multiple times and slumped over the wheel of a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Lorel Avenue, in the North Austin neighborhood, police said.
Daniel Dilce, 35, who lived on the block, was pronounced dead at 2:13 a.m. at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Three minutes later, a woman riding in the front passenger seat of a van in the 7600 block of South State Street was shot in the abdomen and shoulder when a shooter fired at the van, police said. The driver took her to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where the 25-year-old was pronounced dead.
However, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Tiffany Edwards, 25, of the 8600 block of South King Drive, was dead on the scene before she arrived at the hospital.
The violence also struck the city’s North Side. Another man was shot dead around 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of West Lawrence Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood, in what police believe was a gang-related attack.
The Uptown Update blog reports the man was standing in front of the Uptown Pantry, at 4759 N. Sheridan Rd. around the corner from the Lawrence Avenue address, when the shots rang out.
The victim, Henry Sogeye, 19, of the 1000 block of West Hollywood Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.
The blog says the shooting was apparently a drive-by, and a sport-utility vehicle was seen heading east on Lawrence Avenue after the shooting. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A man also lost his life to the blade of a knife in the Bridgeport neighborhood early Monday.
The man was stabbed in the chest about 1:40 a.m. in the 200 block of West 31st Street, according to police News Affairs.
John H. Hughes Jr., 30, of the 700 block of Elizabeth Street in West Chicago — was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A total of 37 others — mostly men in their 20s and 30s — were wounded in the non-fatal shootings and one stabbing that took place across the city. Many of the wounded were treated at area hospitals in stable condition, though five of the wounded were initially treated in critical condition.
The youngest victim was a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the 1000 block of North Long Avenue, in the South Austin neighborhood, about 11 p.m. Friday when someone opened fire at a vehicle he was riding in, police said. The driver took him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the lower back.
Another bloody shooting about 3 a.m. Sunday, wounded three people when shots rang out in the 1300 block of North Sedgwick Street, in the old Cabrini-Green neighborhood, police said. One of the people shot said all three were outside when they heard shots and felt pain, but the other two men were not cooperating with police.
The most recent shooting left a security guard wounded in the South Side’s Burnside neighborhood.
The 38-year-old man was found in his Chevrolet van in the 8700 block of South Greenwood Avenue about 1:30 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.
He was scheduled to be at work as a security guard at a business there, but was not in his security guard uniform when he was found by paramedics responding to a “person shot” call, police said.
He did, however, have his work gun on him. No reports have surfaced about whether he fired back.
On the other side of the city, a stabbing left two men injured in the Rogers Park neighborhood late Sunday night. The men, 30 and 40, were fighting with other men in the 7000 block of North Clark Street about 11:50 p.m. when they were stabbed, police News Affairs Amina Greer said.
Both were taken in stable condition to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
The 30-year-old suffered a stab wound to the arm and a cut to the chest, and the 40-year-old was stabbed in the stomach and hand, Greer said.
Three other men were arrested. Charges are pending early Monday.
Other than in the Rogers Park incident, no one was in custody for any of the shootings or stabbings as of early Monday. Detectives are investigating