Nine people are dead and 36 others injured so far in weekend shootings in Chicago the deadliest Memorial Day weekend the city’s market in years.
It’s the deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015 when 12 people were shot, and at least 43 others were injured.
Despite the state’s isolation orders, the weekend’s death numbers have already exceeded last Memorial Day weekend, when seven people were killed, and 34 others were injured. In 2018, seven people died, and 30 were wounded. In 2017, six people were killed and 44 others were injured. In 2016, six people were killed and 56 injured.
At the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, the informal start of summer Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced opening a Summer Operations Center to concentrate police resources to tamp down on summer gun rampage.
Memorial Day weekend began at 5 p.m. Friday and lasted until 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The most recent deadly shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Rosemoor on the South Side. About 3:05 p.m., a male was in a vehicle in a lane in the 400 blocks of East 103rd Street when someone walked up and fired shots. He was shot in the face and chest and carried to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was declared dead.
Earlier Sunday morning, a man was killed in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.
About 7:45 a.m police alerted of the shooting in the 1000 block of North Drake Avenue, police said. Police found the man, 21, with a gunshot injury to his head and stated Chicago firefighters. Dariontae Adams was rushed to Stroger Hospital and declared dead.
A 45-year-old man was killed several hours before that in Grand Crossing on the South Side.
He was reaching on the sidewalk at 3:52 a.m. in the 7800 blocks of South Ingleside Avenue when someone fired shots from a black SUV. He was hit on the left side and later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Another man was killed late Saturday night in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.
The 28-year-old man was discovered on the sidewalk with a gunshot injury to the head at 11:08 p.m. in the 3400 blocks of West North Avenue. Two men were seen running from the scene. The man, identified as Alejandro Castro of Humboldt Park, was declared dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Teen Boy Shot To Death
About an hour before that, a teenage boy was fatally shot to death in Washington Park on the South Side.
Someone approached 16-year-old Darnell Fisher about 10:05 p.m. in the 6100 blocks of South Indiana Avenue and shot him in the chest and arm. The boy was driven to the University of Chicago Medical Center and declared dead.
A person thought to be the shooter was taken into administration blocks away in the 5900 blocks of South Prairie after leading officers on a pursuit. A weapon was recovered.
Several hours before that, another man was found shot to death in Longwood Manor on the South Side.
Keith Moore, 32, was found in a home about 7:46 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 97th Place with a gunshot injury to the armpit, authorities said. Moore, who lived in Bronzeville, was declared dead at the scene.
Earlier that evening, a man was shot, and three others were injured in Lawndale on the West Side.
Strings Of Shootings And Killings
About 6:25 p.m., the group was outside a home in the 3900 blocks of West Grenshaw Street when someone in a vehicle stopped and lose trigger. Antonio Gasaway, 35, was hit in the chest and brought to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was declared dead.
Another man, 23, was shot in the arms, while a 26-year-old man was hit in the leg. Both were conveyed to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. A fourth man, 43, was bitten on the arm and declined medical attention.
Saturday morning, a 27-year-old man depart from the world in Englewood on the South Side.
He was found unresponsive with a gunshot injury to his abdomen at 6:05 a.m. at home in the 5900 blocks of South Justine Street. He was delivered to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was declared dead. The medical examiner’s office classified him as Jamal Daveny of Bronzeville.
A man was discovered fatally shot in the head in the weekend’s first death Friday night in Englewood.
Tobias McNeal, 41, was found lying on the sidewalk about 11:26 p.m. in the 5600 blocks of South Paulina Street with gunshot injuries throughout his body. McNeal, who lived in the same neighborhood, was declared dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.