7 dead, 13 injured in Thanksgiving weekend shooting in Chicago


Seven people have been killed and 13 injured in shootings over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Four people were injured, two of them fatally, in early Saturday morning shootings at a rally at West Pullman on the Far South Side. The four were among about 30 people when one started shooting at Block 12,700 on South Halstead Street around 12:15 a.m., Chicago police said. His two men, aged 34 and 36, were shot in the head and taken to Christ He Medical Center in Oak Lawn where they were pronounced dead. Another man, 27, was shot in his back and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. His fourth patient, who had two bullet wounds to his left leg, later turned up at Roseland Community Hospital and was listed in good condition. No arrests have been reported.
  • About 15 minutes later, a man was found dead early Saturday morning at the Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side. Officers who responded to reports of the shooting found him with gunshot wounds to the head and chest at about 12:30 a.m. on South Prairie Avenue at Block 6800. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His age was unknown.
  • Hours later, a 60-year-old man was shot dead in his home in Auburn Gresham on the South Side after arguing with a man he knew. Police said the man was shot in his chest, abdomen and thigh at 7800 South Honore Road around 3:40 a.m. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. The suspect was arrested near the scene shortly after the shooting.
  • Two men were killed Thursday night in separate shootings about five miles from each other on the South Side, just over an hour apart. Keyonis Langston, 25, was in his 8000 block on South Vernon Avenue when someone shot him in the head just before 8 p.m., officials said. At about 9:20 p.m., 28-year-old Randall Robbie was found shot dead on the sidewalk 100 blocks from West 112nd Street. He had gunshot wounds to his face and abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • A woman was shot dead and a boy injured Friday night in South Deering on the Far South Side. Kristenker, 41, and his 14-year-old boy were approached by someone driving a black SUV around 9:50 p.m. on East 100th Street as he was walking across a 2,300-block vacant lot. Police and the coroner’s office said he came and opened fire. Carr was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.
  • In the non-fatal attack, a 21-year-old man was shot Saturday morning at his Loop business. Shot while arguing with a man. SWAT teams rushed to the scene and searched for the shooter, but they were not observed leaving the building. The 21-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and listed in good condition.

At least nine people have been shot in Chicago since Thursday.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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