Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer in Chicongo

Six men were killed and at least 35 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning.


The most recent deaths were the latest of 364 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, more than 2,075 people have been shot since the start of the year.


The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened about 9 p.m. Sunday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. Damijwan Bonds, 18, suffered gunshot wounds to both legs in the 5400 block of South Damen, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 


He showed up at Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m. Bonds lived about three blocks away from the shooting. The circumstances of the incident weren’t immediately known as Area Central detectives conducted a homicide investigation.


It had been about nine hours since the last fatal shooting in the city.


At 12:13 p.m. Sunday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood, a 23-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were in the 7000 block of South Vernon when they were approached by people who opened fire, police said.  


The man was shot in the back and neck and took himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where he died at 12:34 p.m.  

Dark town, summer in the city
Back and my neck getting bloody and gritty
Free medical care, isn't it a pity?
Doesn't seem to be a single White left in the city

All around, living fossils sprawled out dead
Walking up on the sidewalk, pump you full of hot lead

Hours earlier, one man was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood, police said. The men — ages 23, 31, 34 and 40 — were shot about 5:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of East 82nd Street.


The other men gave differing accounts of what happened, but police said the violence was connected. The 31-year-old told investigators he was walking on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of East 82nd Street when someone in a white car opened fire, striking him in the groin and back, police said.


Another man was fatally shot at 2:06 a.m. Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 35-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 3600 block of West Chicago when another male walked up and fired shots, authorities said.


At 9:41 p.m. Saturday, 18-year-old Tayvion Roberson was killed and another man was seriously wounded in a Marquette Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side. Roberson was standing on the sidewalk with the 56-year-old man in the 7100 block of South Artesian when another male walked up and opened fire, authorities said. 


The weekend’s first homicide happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 8800 block of South Eggleston found 23-year-old Brendon Frazier with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and side of his body, authorities said. Frazier, who lived nearby, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:35 p.m.


The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting wounded a man who was riding his bicycle about 12:40 a.m. Monday in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.


At least 25 more people were wounded in Chicago shootings between 7 p.m Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. Follow weekend violence across the city with the Chicago Sun-Times weekend shootings tracker. Last weekend, 10 people were killed, including a 10-year-old boy, and 37 others were wounded in city gun violence. 


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