31 Shot and 4 Dead in Less Than 12 Hours in Chicago

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By NTD Newsroom
June 1, 2019US News
31 Shot and 4 Dead in Less Than 12 Hours in Chicago
A police car in a file photo. (Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

It was another violent and tragic weekend in Chicago.

At least 31 people were shot, leaving a toll of four dead in a series of shootings during the first 12 hours of the weekend, said the authorities, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The authorities responded to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection alert, a real-time gunfire analysis and alert service, that notified them of the most recent shooting of a 29-year-old man on the 7700 block of South Morgan in the South Side Gresham neighborhood at 4:11 a.m.

On Friday, two other people were fatally shot in two different Humboldt Park shootings.

At around 10:45 p.m., Tellez Ricardo, 32, was standing on the 1500 block of North Keeler, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. He was shot in the chest more than one time by someone in a red car. He was pronounced dead in the Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About one hour later, 24-year-old Tabarie Nix was shot in the arm and neck while on the sidewalk of the 900 block of North Karlov, said the police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He later died at the Norwegian American Hospital.

On the South Side, 22-year-old Tearra B. Campbell was killed by stabbing, police said. They told the Chicago Tribune that the stabbing seemed to be domestic. She was found dead in a residence in the 7400 block of South Chappel Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.

At around 8:45 p.m on Friday, 37-year-old Anthony Robinson was shot on 1700 West 79th Street in the South Side’s Gresham neighborhood, according to the police. He was walking down the street when someone who came out of a gangway fired at him. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

On the West Side, at around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, a 21 and 20-year-old woman, along with a 19-year-old man, were wounded by someone who fired bullets at them from a car in the 1200 block of South Kostner Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood.

According to the police, the Gold Coast near Lake Shore Drive was the scene of another assault early Saturday morning, where four people were injured.

Two men recounted to the police that at 2 a.m. they were standing outside a red van on the 300 block of East Chicago Avenue on the Near North Side and heard gunfire. They then witnessed various vehicles fleeing the scene.

That’s when they became aware that they had been shot. They directed themselves to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 26-year-old man was hit in the buttocks and the other 28-year-old-man was hit in both legs. They were both stabilized at the hospital.

During the Gold Coast incident, two other men were shot. One of the victims was 28 years old. He was grazed in the head and stabilized at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The other man, 25, was injured by gunfire in the head and later stabilized at the Stroger Hospital.

A 53-year-old woman was wounded in the torso at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, she was stabilized at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, it happened on the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace.

The youngest victim of the violent weekend was a 17-year-old boy who got shot in the leg 10 at around 1:35 a.m. He was stabilized at the Mount Sinai Hospital. This happened on the 3900 block of West Grenshaw in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

On Memorial Day weekend, another 41 people were shot and seven killed in Chicago.

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