Violence continues on the streets of Chicago

The number of people shot in the city has surpassed 3,000


By Deanese Williams-Harris and Elvia Malagon
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Two men who were killed between early Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning have been identified, authorities said. Fifteen other people were wounded in the same time period.

A 24-year-old man identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Victor Sanjuanero died Sunday after he was shot just before 4 a.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. He and a 32-year-old man were standing in the 4800 block of South Bishop Street when someone inside a vehicle began shooting at them. 

Sanjuanero, of the 4800 block of South Throop Street, who was pronounced dead at 5:32 a.m. Sunday at Stroger Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police he'd been shot in the armpit, and he was initially taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital but he died. The 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg and buttocks. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. 

Late Saturday, a 30-year-old man identified by the medical examiner's office as Martell Rhodes was pronounced dead hours after he was shot in the stomach. The shooting happened about 1:35 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Huron Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.

An autopsy Sunday determined Rhodes died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen and his death was ruled a homicide, accoridng to the medical examiern's office.

Rhodes was walking when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up, and someone began firing. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Rhodes was pronounced dead at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner's office.

Other shootings:

The most recent shooting happened about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of West Harrison Street in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side. A 31-year-old man was shot in the wrist. He was in good condition at Norwegian American Hospital.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the abdomen after a man entered a club and began shooting, police said. The shooting happened at 4:40 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital. 

An argument between two men ended in one of the men being shot in the chest, police said. The shooting happened at 4:20 a.m. in the 3100 block of South Central Park Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood. The 30-year-old man who was shot was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.  

Just before 3:45 a.m. in the Little Village neighborhood, a 34-year-old man was shot in right leg while he was walking in the 3000 block of South Avers Avenue, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

A 32-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting at 2:40 a.m. in the 700 block of South California Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The man had been walking when someone shot him in the back, chest, leg and abdomen, police said. He was listed in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Just before 11:50 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right thigh while he was walking in the 2600 block of North Hoyne Avenue in the Lathrop Homes neighborhood on the North Side, police said. A man approached the teen and began shooting at him. The teen was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. 

About 10:10 p.m., 22-year-old man was grazed in the left torso by a bullet, police said. Someone inside a white SUV began shooting at the man as he was walking in the 12300 block of South Yale Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. The man did not want medical attention. 

Two teens were shot about 9:40 p.m. while walking in the 10500 block of South Wallace Street in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said. An unknown person in a black sedan shot a 17-year-old boy in the back and a 15-year-old boy in the left thigh. The older teen was listed in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. The younger teen's condition was stabilized at Comer Children's Hospital. 

At the same time the teens were shot, a 19-year-old woman was grazed in the head by a bullet, police said. The woman was in a vehicle that was in the 5200 block of South Albany Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood when someone inside a white vehicle began firing at the vehicle she was in. Her condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Three men were shot just before 9:30 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Green Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side. The men were inside a parked vehicle when someone inside another vehicle got out and began shooting at them, police said.

A 35-year-old man was shot in both thighs, and a 32-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder, right arm and in the neck. A 34-year-old man was shot in the right leg. All three men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where their conditions were stabilized.  

Earlier Saturday, a 28-year-old man was wounded in the Park Manor  neighborhood. That shooting happened about 12:10 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Wabash Avenue, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago police spokeswoman. The victim was approached by two gunmen who opened fire, striking him in the right thigh and left arm. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, Lemmon said. Police think the attack was gang-related. No one was in custody.

A 24-year-old woman had originally thought to have been shot just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of West Devon Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. However, officers later determined the woman was not shot. She had a laceration to the neck that was caused by an unknown object, police said. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition. 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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