A 13-year-old boy was one of two people killed, and 13 other people were wounded, in shootings in the city overnight that stretched from Montrose Avenue south to 97th Street, authorities said.
Two other boys, 14 and 15, were shot and wounded while playing basketball on the South Side and a man was shot after a funeral party, also on the South Side, police said. The spree of shootings followed a
when a 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded.
On Saturday, Chicago police said they collected more than 5,500 weapons — ranging from assault weapons to BB guns and replicas -- during an annual gun buy-back program. So many guns were turned in, police say they ran out of gift cards to hand out.
In the shootings overnight,Tyquan Tyler, 13, was at a party with his sister, 19, in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue when a fight broke out about 1:20 a.m., police said. The two ran from the fight but someone pulled a gun and fire, hitting the boy, police said.
The boy collapsed on a sidewalk, where paramedics found him, officials said. He was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. Police say neither he nor his sister belonged to a gang.
The boy lived in the 6500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, less than 5 miles west from where he was shot. A man was shot in the same block the night before.
On the West Side, Hansen Jackson died after he was shot in the chest about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Chicago and Ridgway avenues, police said. The 29-year-old Cicero man was taken in critical condition to Mount
and pronounced dead there, police said.
A mural across the street from where Jackson was shot has the words, "Safety Zone," across the top and "Healthy Community" on the bottom. A sun shines behind the
and illustrations of drugs, a gun and dice are each circled in red with a line through them.
Police placed markers next to shell casings at the southeast corner of the intersection, in front of a beauty supply store. A few of Jackson's relatives remained at the scene. Two men standing outside the yellow crime tape said they heard gunshots, but did not see anything.
In other overnight shootings:
-- Three people were wounded in the 3700 block of North California Avenue and just south of Montrose Avenue on Central Park Avenue shortly before 3 a.m.
An 18-year-old man was shot after leaving a party on Central Park Avenue, his blood staining the front of the home and the sidewalk in front. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with several gunshot wounds, police said.
The gunman shot him once, then fired more shots after the 18-year-old fell to the ground, police said. The gun man fled south on Central Park in a car. Police said the shooting appeared to be gang related.
A few minutes later, two people were shot on Kedzie Avenue near Waveland Avenue. A 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old man were wounded, but details were not available. Police were investigating whether the shooting was related to the one on Central Park.
--About 1:20 a.m., a 29-year-old was shot a few blocks away in the 6100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. He was wounded in the arm and back and was stable, police said.
-- About 1 a.m., a man in his 20s walked into South Shore Hospital and said he had been shot in the leg while in the 6600 block of South Maryland Avenue.
-- Two boys, 14 and 15, were shot while playing basketball in the 2400 block of East 74th Street, police said, though fire officials said one of the boys was 15. One of them was shot in the right leg and taken to
Hospital in good condition, and the other was shot in the upper back and shoulder and taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where he was stable, fire officials said.
Neither of the boys has any documented gang affiliation or a criminal history, police said.
-- Police say a 32-year-old man was shot just south of 75th Street on Stewart Avenue about 11:30 p.m. He walked into St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right foot, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Someone shot at him from inside a dark green van, police said.
-- A 26-year-old man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital after he was shot in arm and wrist near 63rd Street and Francisco Avenue about 9:20 p.m., police said. He pulled into an alley to park in his garage when someone emerged and shot at his car, police said. He was struck at least twice, and a 17-year-old boy was in custody.
-- Less than 10 minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the 9700 block of South Harvard Avenue, police said. He was at a party after a funeral when someone walked up and punched him in the face, police said.
The attacker then pulled out a gun and shot the man in the thigh as he tried to run away, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
-- About 8 p.m. in the
neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was shot in the 6600 block of South Hoyne Avenue, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. Someone drove the man to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was in good condition. He had been walking from his house to his car when someone opened fire.
-- Two men in their late teens were shot about 6:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 67th Street, near Blackstone Avenue, police said. They were taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where they were stable, according to fire officials.
This was the second shooting in two days at that intersection. Two people were wounded about 9:40 p.m. Friday at 67th and Blackstone Avenue, police said. A 65-year-old man was taken in good-to-fair condition to Jackson Park Hospital and a 21-year-old man was taken to
in serious condition. The older man was shot in the foot, the younger man was shot in the buttocks.