You know what happens when the weather gets warmer. Tempers flare.
That’s what happened in Chicago last night, after shootings left three people dead and another 17 wounded. Authorities have commented that the city saw its warmest weather in seven months yesterday.
In one of the fatal shootings, another two men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the UIC Police Department. All three were taken to Stroger Hospital in Cook County were Tytrell Jackson, 19, was pronounced dead.
About an hour later, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest and died from his wounds. Police identified him as 27-year-old Darrin Rodgers.
And just another 40-minutes after that, 23-year-old Pierre Howelett died after being shot multiple times.
About 9:15 p.m. a police officer shot a 25-year-old man during a foot chase near the intersection of East 89th Street and South Brandon Ave. The man was shot multiple times but was expected to survive, according to Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police. Accounts from residents and police differ.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by shooting about 11:50 p.m. in the 100 block of West 68th Street, Greer said. The boy was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.
About 11:45 p.m., someone with a shotgun opened fire on two 20-year-old men walking in an alley near the 800 block of West 51st Street, police said. One man was struck multiple times, and the other sustained a gunshot wound to the upper back. Both were taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where they were listed in good condition.
A 24-year-old woman sustained a graze wound to the shoulder about 10:30 p.m., in the 500 block of West Iowa Street, Greer said. The woman was taken to Northwestern, where her condition was stabilized.
About 8:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in Washington Park, in the 5700 block of South Russell Drive, Greer said. The man was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.
A 16-year-old girl was shot on the 700 block of East Oakwood Boulevard at 7:21 p.m., according to police. She was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with a wound to her arm, officials said.
About 5:15 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot near Windsor Avenue and Sheridan Road, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a wound to his leg.
About 4:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the 1000 block of West Garfield Boulevard and was taken in critical condition to Stroger, according to police and fire officials.
Damn. Prayers up for Chicago. We hope this isn’t an indication of what’s to come this summer.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune