Six men and two women were shot in an attack early Sunday. Later in the day, an 11-year-old girl was wounded in the back.
Five people were killed and at least 53 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including an 11-year-old girl who was shot Sunday night in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Witnesses told officers someone opened fire from a red car about 9 p.m. in the 11700 block of South Michigan, according to Chicago police. The girl was hit in the lower back, police said. A family member drove her to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.
A nearby resident said she heard the shots from inside their home. She told her young children to get away from the windows and get on the floor.
Ashley Santiago and her family say shootings in the area are “an everyday thing, without fail. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is.”
“We can’t really let our kids come out and come play because stuff like this is happening,” she said.
In another shooting, eight people who were wounded Sunday morning when gunmen opened fire in Burnside on the South Side.
The group was standing on the sidewalk about 4 a.m. when two people in a silver car opened fire in the 8900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police and Fire officials said.
Six of the victims were taken in critical condition to hospitals, fire officials said. Two others were transported in good condition.
— A man was killed in West Englewood Saturday on the South Side. The 26-year-old was on the street about 4:50 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Hoyne Avenue when someone fired shots from a vehicle, Chicago police said.
The man was struck in the chest, hip and neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at Holy Cross Hospital.
— Earlier, a man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in Austin on the West Side. Officers found Gerald Collymore, 39, unresponsive about 1:30 a.m. with gunshot wounds to his head and chest in the 1300 block of North Mayfield Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead the scene.
A 26-year-old man was hit in the ankle and went to West Suburban Hospital. He was transferred to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was in fair condition, police said.
— On Friday, a man was killed in another shooting in Austin, police said. Michael Cooper was in a backyard in the 5200 block of West Le Moyne Street when someone approached and opened fire about 7:25 p.m., striking him in the head, authorities said. The 23-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
— A man was fatally shot in West Englewood on the South Side, police said. Jermaine Sanders, 27, was on the sidewalk in the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 9:20 p.m. Friday when someone fired from a white sedan, authorities said. He was struck in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
— Less than an hour later, a man was found fatally shot in University Village on the Near West Side. Latrell Goodwin, 24, was found with gunshot wounds to his head and chest in a car about 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At least 43 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.
Thirty-seven people were shot, three fatally, last week over Memorial Day weekend.