4-year-old boy among 5 killed in Chicago shootings since Friday evening; 53 others woundedSun-Times Wireon September 6, 2021 at 2:51 pm

Five people have been killed and 53 others, including eight children, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The youngest homicide victim was a 4-year-old boy shot Friday in Woodlawn on the South Side. Mychal Moultry was inside a home about 9 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue when bullets tore through the front window, authorities said.

The boy’s father held him until paramedics arrived, community activist Andrew Holmes said. The child was pronounced dead Sunday.

Seven other juveniles wounded in gun violence

By Monday morning, seven other people 17 or younger had been shot since 5 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound showed up at Stroger Hospital, Chicago police said. Later that day, three people, including a 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, were wounded in a shooting near a back-to-school event in East Garfield Park.

Saturday night, a 15-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by in Englewood on the South Side, and 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting in South Chicago.

Sunday morning, a 14-year-old was shot and wounded in Little Village on the Southwest Side, and a 17-year-old was among two shot in Washington Park on the South Side.

Outside Comer Children’s Hospital Friday night, advocates try to console the father of a 4-year-old boy who was shot in Woodlawn.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Bus driver shot

A CTA bus driver was shot in the Loop about 9 p.m Saturday. The 34-year-old driver was attacked and then shot in the jaw on Washington Avenue near State Street, police said. A person was arrested but not charges have been filed.

South Loop shooting

A driver was shot and crashed into a light post Saturday night in the South Loop. The man, 28, was shot in his foot while driving around 11:45 p.m. in the 500 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said. He was hospitalized in good condition. Police said the gunman fired shots from inside a white vehicle.

Mass shooting in Lawndale

In nonfatal attacks, five people were shot and wounded in a single incident Saturday morning in Lawndale. The five were among a group of people about 12:15 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue when someone inside a black Nissan opened fire, police said.

Three women and two men, all between 22 and 37 years old, were taken to hospitals in good or fair condition, police said.


Four other people have been shot dead in weekend gun violence.

— A 50-year-old man was killed Monday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was shot in a car around 6:20 a.m. in the 4200 block of West Washington Boulevard, Chicago police said. He was struck several times in his body, arm, head and mouth, and crashed his car into a fixed object. The man died at the scene. He hasn’t been identified.

— A person was killed Sunday afternoon in South Shore. A male was inside of a vehicle about 2:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Clyde Avenue when he suffered a gunshot wound to his head, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name and age haven’t been released.

— Hours earlier, a man was shot and killed Sunday morning in Brighton Park. The 23-year-old was shot around 5:30 a.m. in the 3700 block of South Kedzie Avenue after someone in another car spoke with him while they were stopped in traffic, police said. The person opened fire and struck him in the head. His vehicle went southbound after the light turned green, police said, then stopped in the 5500 block of South Albany Avenue. That’s where the man was pronounced dead.

— Saturday night, a man was shot and killed in Lawndale on the West Side. Officers responded to calls of a person shot about 11:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue and found a 41-year-old man lying between two parked cars with two gunshot wounds to the chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later died. Police initially said the shooting happened in the 1600 block of North Central Park.

At least 40 other people were wounded in shootings over the holiday weekend.

Last weekend, at least six people were killed and 50 others wounded in gun violence across Chicago.

Chicago police investigate early Saturday in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue, where five people were shot and wounded in a mass shooting in Lawndale on the Southwest Side.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Shell casings sits in the street Saturday night in the 7000 block of South Sangamon, where a 15-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Englewood on the South Side.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

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