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21 shot, 3 fatally so far in Chicago during Memorial Day weekend

Chicago Tribune logo Chicago Tribune 5/26/2019 Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas

Police secure the scene where four people were hospitalized, including one Chicago Police Department officer, after a man was shot while driving and crashed into a CPD vehicle on the 1200 block of West 73rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood on Sunday, May 26, 2019. © E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS Police secure the scene where four people were hospitalized, including one Chicago Police Department officer, after a man was shot while driving and crashed into a CPD vehicle on the 1200 block of West 73rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

As Memorial Day weekend wore on, by Sunday morning Chicago police had responded to the shootings of 21 people, three of whom died from their injuries, officials said.

The grim tally was only expected to increase as a shooting Sunday about 6 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Throop Street in Englewood is said to have left two dead and two injured. The shooting was possibly in retaliation for an earlier one in the same neighborhood on West Hastings Street, which also left a man dead, investigators said.

Details on that shooting, in which four people were struck, were not immediately available Sunday, and the ongoing tally of shooting victims did not include those victims.

Earlier, a man who was shot in the foot crashed into a Chicago police vehicle, injuring an officer, about 3:25 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 73rd Street in Englewood on the city’s South Side. The driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe, 23, was shot in the foot before he started driving the wrong way south on nearby Ada Street, according to police. At Ada and West 74th streets, he crashed into a CPD vehicle headed east and the injured police officer was taken to a hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The 23-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said. There were two passengers in the Santa Fe, and one was critically injured in the crash, officials said. A 26-year-old passenger was treated at Christ and his condition was stabilized, while a 25-year-old passenger also was being treated at Christ for injuries that were critical, investigators said. It was one of two crashes between Saturday night and Sunday morning that involved Chicago police vehicles and officers; the other left 10 Chicago police officers injured.

Chicago police were called to a loud disturbance of a large group that had gathered in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the University Village neighborhood. When they arrived, they found a man unresponsive on the street. The 25-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A woman, 27, also was shot on West Hastings Street. She had a gunshot wound to her left forearm, and she also went to Stroger, where her condition was stabilized, according to police. Detectives are investigating and no arrests had been made.

A 57-year-old who was known to police said he was walking in the 2700 block of West Flournoy Street in the Lawndale neighborhood about 1 a.m. Sunday, when he heard gunshots and noticed he’d been struck once in the buttocks, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized. No arrests had been made.

About 12:55 a.m., police were called to the 2300 block of South California Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood, officials said. A 23-year-old said he was on foot when two people started chasing him and shooting at him. He was struck in the chest and the back, though it was unclear whether that was two gunshots or one, creating both entrance and exit wounds, according to preliminary reports. The man, who was known to police, was taken by friends to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. The gunman or gunmen fled on foot, the man told investigators. No arrests have been made.

Two people were shot, one fatally, Saturday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South Side. About 10 p.m., two men, one 43 and the other 21, were standing on a sidewalk in the 400 block of West 77th Street when someone in a vehicle started shooting at them, according to police.

The 43-year-old was shot multiple times and was rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said. A second man, 21, was shot in the left leg and was taken to the same hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said. No arrests had been made.

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