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Five Killed, 43 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Five people were killed--including a 13-year-old boy--and at least 43 others were wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend.

The boy was found shot to death about 8:35 p.m. Sunday in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 6600 block of South Talman found the 13-year-old lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Demureye Macon
Demureye Macon

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the child as Demureye Macon.

"I can't breathe. I still can't breathe," said Demureye's mother, Tawana. "It's like someone grabbing my heart and squeezing it. "It's like this is your life, this is your heart, this is what you get."

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Three people--ages 18, 24 and 35--were outside in the 8500 block of South Escanaba when a light-colored vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The 24-year-old man, who was standing on the front porch of a home, was shot in the right side of the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The medical examiner's office confirmed the fatality but did not provide additional details.

The 18-year-old woman was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, while the 35-year-old man was shot in the hand and taken to South Shore Hospital, police said. Their conditions were stabilized.

Police said the man killed had connections to a gang.

Saturday morning, a 23-year-old man died after a Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting.

Jose Rios was walking with another person about 6:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when a dark-colored van pulled up and someone got out of the passenger side and opened fire, authorities said.

Rios, of the 4300 block of South Paulina, was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:59 a.m., authorities said.

Police said the shooting was gang-related.

About 10:15 p.m. Friday, a man was killed and two others were wounded in an Englewood neighborhood shooting.

The three men — ages 25, 27 and 63 — were outside in the 5700 block of South Aberdeen when two people walked out of a gangway and opened fire, police said.

The 27-year-old, later identified as Malachi Baldwin, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 10:41 p.m., authorities said. Baldwin lived in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth.

The 25-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The 63-year-old man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. Their conditions had stabilized.

A police source said the man killed had documented gang ties.

The weekend's first fatal shooting happened Friday afternoon inside a West Englewood neighborhood barbershop.

A group of people entered a business in the 1900 block of West 59th about 2 p.m. and someone opened fire, police said. Suitable Barber and Beauty Shop is listed at 1959 W. 59th St.

Deandre Ellis, 22, of the 5700 block of South Laflin, was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center, where he died at 3 p.m., authorities said.

A 44-year-old man also shot in the chest was taken to Stroger in serious condition, and a 31-year-old man shot in the hand was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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