7 Killed, 46 Wounded In Weekend Shootings; 'It's Destroying The Fiber Of Our Communities'
CHICAGO (CBS)-- At least seven people were killed and 40 were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
There were two mass shootings overnight in Chicago -- both in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood.
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The latest shooting happened at 18th and Keeler Avenue Sunday around 3:40 a.m. at a block party. Police said unknown suspects fired shots into a large group of people.
CBS 2 talked to one of the victim's relatives outside the hospital. Keith Flowers said his 33-year-old son was killed.
He said his son had just gotten off work and went to hang out with some friends when someone pulled up in a car and shot them, CBS 2's Eric Cox reported.
"Three cars pulled up and they just started shooting everybody," Flowers said.
Flowers said his son, Demetrius, was pronounced dead when police arrived.
"My family is hurting right now. We're grieving," Flowers said. "This is our second son we've lost to violence."
Also wounded in the attack were four other men ranging in age from 27 to 35, a 14-year-old boy, and two women ages 19 and 21, police said.
Diana Blizzard of North Lawndale woke up to bullet holes in her windshield. One of the back windows was shot out completely.
"I just found this out this morning," Blizzard said. "My son pointed it out to me."
Blizzard's daughter's car was also damaged during the gunfire.
"It's ridiculous. It's sad. I knew something like this was going to happen," she said.
Outside her home, the sidewalk was stained with blood hours after the incident. The gruesome sight was seen by young eyes.
"Go back that way," Blizzard told a child who inquired about the blood stains. "I don't want y'all looking at that."
Earlier Sunday around 1:20 a.m., police got a call for a mass shooting at Roosevelt Road and Francisco Avenue in Douglas Park.
Police said the victims were standing in the park when someone in black Camaro pulled up and started shooting.
A total of seven people were shot, four men and three women. The victims are between 19 and 25 years old. At the scene, police said a 21-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition along with two women, whose conditions were described as stable.
A 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Their conditions were also stable.
At 2 a.m., two women were shot in the 1200 block of South Troy Street in the North Lawndale neighborhood, police Supt. Eddie Johnson said. The women suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and police were working to find out more details about what happened.
Area Central detectives are investigating in all of the West Side cases.
Elsewhere on the West Side, a fatal shooting was reported early Saturday in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street. Three people were also shot in the 3300 block of West Monroe Street just before 5 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Three people were also shot in the 5600 block of West Potomac Avenue on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Shootings also occurred over the weekend in the 100 block of South Leamington Avenue, the 4000 block of West Adams Street, the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway, 1400 block of South St. Louis Avenue, the 1900 block of West 23rd Street, and the 3400 block of West Flournoy Street. One person was wounded in each of those shootings, police said.
On the South Side, one person was killed in the shooting in the 100 block of West 103rd Street, another on the 7300 block of South Stewart Avenue. Two people were wounded in a shooting in the 8000 block of South Stewart Avenue, police said.
Shootings the 2000 block of West 70th Place, the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue, the 7700 block of South South Chicago Avenue, the 9100 block of South Baltimore Avenue, the 300 block of East 132nd Place, and the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue, each left one person wounded, police said.
And around 5:45 p.m. Sunday, a 56-year-old man was killed and a 47-year-old man was wounded when someone walked up and fired shots at them in the 1900 block of West Garfield Boulevard in Back of the Yards, police said.
The older man was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, while the younger man was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the elbow, police said. The younger man's condition was reported to be stable late Sunday.
On the Far North Side, one person was wounded early Saturday while riding a bicycle in the 6900 block of North Ashland Boulevard in Rogers Park when someone fired shots from a white Ford Focus. That victim was hospitalized in a condition described as stable.
On the Northwest Side, one person was also shot in the 3700 block of West George Street on Friday night, police said.
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