Chicago, USA – Police officers are among victims on one of the bloodiest weekends in the city in living memory.
Two Chicago police officers, have been wounded in shootings across the city this weekend, aswell as 28 others with 9 killed.
The two police officers were conducting a traffic stop discovered that an unidentified man had a weapon sitting on the seat next to him. When he ignored commands from the officers, a struggle ensued, and both officers were shot.
One is in serious condition at an area hospital after being shot in the chest and back, and the other is in fair condition after being shot in the chest and shoulder. The suspect was also shot, and is in fair-to-good condition, authorities say.
At a restaurant in the city’s Far South Side, one person was shot dead and five were wounded.
The shooting was reported before 2 p.m. Sunday outside Lumes Pancake House, which is located at 11601 S. Western Ave.
The man who died, was the intended target of the shooting, and shot while under a tent outdoors, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The individual suffered a gunshot wound when someone inside a white-colored SUV drove up and fired shots.
In other parts of the city, two individuals were shot in the 1100 block of West 87th Street at 5 a.m. According to police, two men standing on a sidewalk in front of the residence began to fire shots, striking two victims.
A 34-year-old man who was standing outside was shot multiple times in the face and the upper body. He was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition, and was later pronounced dead.
A 36 year old woman was also hurt in the shooting.
An 18 year old was shot and killed at 7pm on Saturday when a person got out of a dark-colored SUV and began firing shots at him.
The man was pronounced dead at Chicago’s Masonic emergency department.
Other victims include a 66 year old woman who was shot in the shoulder when she was sitting on the front porch of her home.
A 39 year old man was killed in the shooting and a 48 year old male was wounded.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday another man, a 21-year-old, was fatally shot at a gas station in the 900 block of North Pulaski. According to police, the man was walking out of the business when a person in a black sedan fired shots at him.
He was hit multiple times, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A second man, a 20-year-old, was shot in the shoulder, and is in good condition at Stroger, police said. No suspects are currently in custody.
Eight minutes later in the 800 block of East 88th Place, yet another fatal shooting took place, as two women were walking on a sidewalk when they were shot by an unknown individual. One of the women, whose age is unknown at this time, was hit in the torso, and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago.
A 31-year-old woman was hit in the thigh and is in fair condition at Christ Hospital, according to police. Area Two detectives are investigating the shooting, and no suspects are in custody.
At approximately 3:05 p.m. Saturday, a 40-year-old was found shot in the 5600 block of South Emerald, police said. The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
At approximately 8:20 p.m. Saturday in the 6200 block of South Racine, a 54-year-old man was driving when he was shot in the back, according to police.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Further details are not known at this time, and there is no one in custody in connection with the shooting.
Early Sunday morning, another fatal shooting was reported in the 8400 block of South Commercial. At approximately 2 a.m., officers were summoned by a ShotSpotter alert at the location, and when they arrived they found a 61-year-old man lying on the roadway.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a gunshot wound to his head.
Area Two detectives are investigating, and no suspects are in custody.
Early Sunday morning, a 29-year-old man was leaving a party in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard at approximately 3:38 a.m. when he was shot in the head.
Officers found the man lying on the ground, and he was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Area One detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting, and no suspects are currently in custody.
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