May 11, 2015

Another weekend of violence



Courtesy of CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were killed and at least 21 others have been wounded in shootings since Friday night on the city’s South and West sides.
The most recent fatal shooting happened late Saturday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
Two 23-year-old men were standing in the 7400 block of South Cottage Grove at 11:55 p.m. when two males walked up and began shooting, police said.
One of the men–later identified as Theo Hike–was shot multiple times in the torso, head and neck and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Hike’s home was a block north in the 7300 block of South Cottage Grove, authorities said.
The other man was shot in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition. Police said the shooters ran away after the attack.
Saturday afternoon, another man was killed in a separate shooting in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Marcus D. Franklin was on a sidewalk in the 7200 block of South Green at 12:55 p.m. when someone walked up and shot him repeatedly in the neck and chest, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Franklin, of the 700 block of West 61st Street, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:22 p.m., authorities said.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Monday during an attempted robbery near Jackson Park on the South Side.
The 23-year-old was walking in the 6700 block of South Jeffery about 3:45 a.m. when two males walked up, announced a robbery and shot him, police said. Preliminary information does not indicate anything was stolen.
The victim walked into St. Bernard Hospital at 3:45 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his left leg, police said. He was listed in fair condition.
Saturday evening, two teenage boys were shot in a Back of the Yards neighborhood park.
The boys, 15 and 16, were standing near the basketball court about 5:50 p.m. at Micek Park, 5311 S. Hamilton, when a gunman got out of a gray car and started firing, police said.
The younger boy was shot in the right buttocks and the older in the left elbow. The boys–who both have documented gang ties–were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions stabilized, police said.
At least 17 other people have been wounded in shootings on across the city since 9 p.m. Friday.
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