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Fire Officials: 2 Shot On I-57 On Far South Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were shot early Monday on I-57 on the Far South Side. Someone inside a black Dodge Charger fired shots at a gray Acura about 2:45 a.m. while the vehicles were traveling in the northbound lanes of I-57 near 115th Street, according to Illinois State Police. The Acura was then rear-ended by a third vehicle. One person inside the Acura was shot in the buttocks, while another person suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back, police said. Two men were taken from the scene in serious-to-critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Jeff Lyle. Two other people were taken in good condition to Roseland Community Hospital. Police said the Charger sped away after the shooting. All northbound lanes of the expressway were closed to traffic between 119th and 111th streets until about 7 a.m., police said. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Lincoln Park, Old Town

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning residents about a series of recent armed robberies in the Lincoln Park and Old Town neighborhoods. In each incident, four males walked up to victims, pulled out a handgun and forcibly demanded property, according to an alert from Chicago Police. When victims didn’t comply with the orders, the robbers threatened to shoot them. The robberies happened:
– between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. May 22 in the 2300 block of North Halsted Street;
– about 10:15 p.m. May 22 in the 600 block of West Webster Avenue;
– about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of West Dickens Avenue;
– at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of West Webster Avenue;
– at 10:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of West Belden Avenue;
– at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of West Fullerton Parkway; and
– about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street. The suspects are described as four black males between the ages of 17 and 20, standing between 5-foot-2 and 6-foot-4 and weighing between 160 and 185 pounds, police said. Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

2-Year-Old Girl Struck By Car, Critically Injured In Englewood

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 2-year-old girl was was struck by a car and critically injured Sunday evening in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. About 8:55 p.m., a 19-year-old woman driving a Dodge Challenger south in the 6000 block of South Carpenter struck the girl when she ran into the street from between two parked cars, according to Chicago Police. The car then struck a parked vehicle before coming to a stop. The 2-year-old was taken in critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. No other injuries were reported. The driver was cited for not having insurance or a driver’s license, police said. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

1 Dead, 21 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy was killed and at least 21 other people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend, with eight victims shot in a five-hour spate of violence early Sunday. The 15-year-old boy was killed Sunday evening in a drive-by shooting in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood that also left a 16-year-old girl wounded. The two teenagers were in a gangway about 6:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of South St. Louis when someone fired shots at them from a passing gray sedan, according to Chicago Police. The boy was shot in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately report the fatality. The girl suffered a graze wound to the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. With a single fatal shooting since Friday evening, this year’s holiday weekend is much less violent than last year’s so far. Last year, 47 people were shot, four of them fatally, by midnight Sunday of the long holiday weekend, which is widely viewed as the unofficial start of the summer — with an accompanying surge in city gun violence. By the end of that weekend, 69 people had been shot, leaving 6 dead. Twelve people were killed and 43 wounded over 2015’s holiday. To combat this year’s anticipated carnage, Chicago Police are flooding the streets with 1,300 extra patrol officers through early Tuesday. That happens to be about the same number of people who have been shot in the city so far this year: 1,310, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Of those, 223 have died. This weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. A 21-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 5800 block of South King Drive when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the right thigh and took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. A 28-year-old man was shot about 7:50 p.m. while on foot in the West Pullman neighborhood’s 11700 block of South Wallace on the Far South Side. He was shot in the right forearm and went to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in fair condition, police said. About eight hours earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. He was shot in the leg while standing outside about 11:40 a.m. in the 700 block of East 67th Street, police said. The shooter opened fire from a nearby vehicle. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Just before 8 a.m., a 24-year-old man was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 6900 block of South Morgan when someone fired shots from a gray car, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to both legs and both feet and went to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A 34-year-old man was shot about 5 a.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the back while standing outside in the 6800 block of South Crandon, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The man was the eighth person shot in the first five hours of Sunday morning. At least 15 other people have been shot in Chicago since 7 p.m. Friday. Follow city violence over the holiday with the Sun-Times weekend shootings tracker. On Friday night, 53 people were arrested, including 30 who were arrested during pre-emptive raids, in anti-violence initiatives targeting the South and West sides, according to a statement from Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Police teams also recovered four illegal guns and issued more than 70 traffic citations. Seventy-seven people were arrested Saturday night into Sunday morning, Guglielmi said. Ten illegal guns were seized and 176 traffic citations were issued. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)