At Least 7 Dead and 11 Wounded in Chicago
CHICAGO — August 17, 2018
It is about the data for the last week. As for the last, a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in the chest and a 14-year-old boy was shot in the stomach when someone pulled a gun and started shooting Thursday night outside a basketball tournament at the Garfield Park Fieldhouse. The second boy now is in a critical condition.
Area North detectives said the suspect may be a child. That person could be a boy between ages 11 and 13.
Police added they recovered a weapon at the scene. Detectives are working to determine a motive.
As for others, a man was critically wounded after he was shot in a parking garage early Friday in the Streeterville neighborhood. The shooting happened about 12:50 a.m. on the 5th floor of a parking garage in the 200 block of East Illinois Street, according to Chicago police.
The 20-year-old man was shot in his abdomen and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. A person of interest was in custody.
Police said the circumstances of the shooting were unknown.
Three people have been charged after prosecutors said a man was stabbed, set on fire and run over in West Chicago on Monday. It is about Tia Brewer, 16, and Franciso Alvarado, who met with the victim, Luis Guerrero, 18, near the West Chicago Library and stabbed and strangled Guerrero.
Then Alvarado and Brewer then took Guerrero to a field and set him on fire, Berlin said. When Guerrero tried running away, prosecutors said Alvarado and Brewer ran him over in their car.
Correa has been charged with concealment of a homicidal death. His bond was set at $100,000.
Guerrero's body was discovered at about noon on Tuesday in the 1300-block of Joliet Street.
An autopsy found that Guerrero had been stabbed more than a dozen times, strangled and suffered blunt force injuries consistent with being run over by a car, prosecutors said.
Before that, a 22-year-old Chicago woman was shot to death Saturday night at a hotel in north suburban Skokie (Illinois), according to police. She was found at 11:49 p.m. after officers responded to a call of shots fired at the Hampton Inn at 5201 Old Orchard Road.
No charges had been filed. The police was conducting a death investigation.
In Chicago, one police officer was injured after he was fired upon and returned fire Monday morning in the Fernwood neighborhood at about 1:07 a.m. No one was in custody.
Also in Chicago, a high-speed car crash early Monday injured seven people on the North Side.
The crash happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of North Lake Shore Drive at Foster Avenue, according to Chicago police.
No less strange incident happened in Chicago on Tuesday's. A 20-year-old man was killed and a 64-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting Monday evening in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
According to the police, they were walking at 7:24 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Argyle when someone got out of a black SUV, pulled out a handgun and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The investigation is ongoing.
A death investigation is underway in DuPage County after firefighters found a burned body in a field in west suburban West Chicago.
"There are a lot of people working on this right now to figure out exactly what happened. We're doing everything we can to make sure we find that out," West Chicago Police Officer Michael Rosenwinkel said.
Two women were killed in their homes just hours apart. One was fatally shot sitting on the couch and the other was sleeping in her bed when the bullets struck in separate incidents. What is most interesting, police said, the incidents are unrelated.
Police say that's when shots were fired outside. Video from the scene shows a bullet hole in the front of the home near an upstairs window.
The victim was struck in the head and transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she is listed in serious condition. The investigation is also ongoing.
And one more incident was Thursday when a man was found dead at the Palmer House Hilton hotel in the Loop.
But this time it was good, and an autopsy Thursday found he died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and his manner of death was ruled natural, the medical examiner's office said.