Four men were killed and at least 19 others, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured in separate overnight shootings between 9:00 am Wednesday and 4:00 am today in Chicago.
According to the Chicago Tribune, in the first fatal shooting of the evening, Antonio D. Givan, 35, was shot in the head during an attempted hold-up in the 100 block of East 68th Street at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.
At nearly the exact same time, police found Corey Parker, 27, dead from apparent gunshot wounds to the head and chest in the 1500 block of West 78th Street. Parker was pronounced dead at 3:55 a.m.
Just after 2 a.m., Anthony Suarez, 27, was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle, when another vehicle pulled up alongside and a gunman inside opened fire.
Suarez was struck in the chest multiple times, and was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
At about 3:40 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 4800 block of West St. Paul Avenue. He was dead at the scene, police said. His identity wasn't immediately released.
In other shootings across Chicago:
A 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his head as he walked with a group of people through Ogden Park in the 6500 block of South Racine Avenue just before 4 a.m., police said. He was taken to Provident Hospital in good condition.
Three men were shot as they walked down the street in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue just before 3 a.m., police said. All three men were taken to area hospitals for non-serious wounds, police said.
A 21-year-old man received a minor wound at about 2:12 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Augusta Boulevard. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.
Two men were shot and as they stood on a sidewalk in the 4200 block of South Wells Street at about 1:50 a.m.
A 23-year-old man was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the thighs.
A 20-year-old man was listed in "stable" condition at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the right calf and thigh by two males in the 3600 block of South Wolcott Avenue as he stood on a sidewalk at about 1:45 a.m. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in good condition.
A female of an unknown age was struck in the thigh in the 2800 block of South Christiana Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood at 1:40 a.m. Her condition wasn't immediately known, police said.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the forearms as he drove in the 2700 block of North Hoyne Avenue at about 1 a.m., police said.
He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.An 18-year-old man was shot in the right ankle as he stood with other males in the 6200 block of South Wood Street at about 12:50 a.m.
He was taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition.A gunman standing in a gangway shot three men standing on a sidewalk in the 3500 block of West 38th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood at about 12:10 a.m. Thursday.
All three were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. An 18-year-old man was listed in critical condition with a wound to the chest, while doctors managed to stabilize a 22-year-old man who was struck in the lower back. A 23-year-old man struck in his left hand and right thigh was listed in good condition.
A man in his 20s was struck in the buttocks in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue just before midnight, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment.
A 25-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street at about 11:20 p.m. when he heard gunshots and realized he'd been hit in his torso, police said. It was unclear whether the man was targeted or was hit by a stray bullet.
The man was treated for the minor wound and listed in good condition.
A man in his 40s was discovered shot in the head in the 700 block of West 71st Street in at 10:50 p.m., police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
At 11:57 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the back from a gunman inside a passing sedan in the 13200 block of South Forrestville Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said. The shooting is believed to be gang-related.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in Washington Park in the 5500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at about 9:30 p.m., amid hundreds of families and revelers celebrating the holiday, police said. The man was taken to Stroger in serious condition, police said.
As the summer time heats up the streets of Chicago, we continue to send our prayers to the violence-plagued city.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune