Four people were shot and killed Friday night and Saturday morning, and a fifth person who may have been dead for days or weeks was found with gunshot wounds.
In addition to the shootings, a man was stabbed to death on the Southwest Side about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
At least 11 others were wounded by gunfire in shootings from the Uptown neighborhood on the north to the Chatham neighborhood on the south, police said.
The sixth homicide of the night -- a 29-year-old man found dead inside his car about 2:37 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the head -- drew a crowd from the neighboring Wentworth Gardens apartment complex at 37th and Wells streets, a block south of U.S. Cellular Field.
At one point, cars from the Englewood police district, whose northern border is 18 blocks south of the scene, came north to assist with crime scene security. At least 14 cars, most marked, sat near the crime scene early Saturday morning.
A spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim as Walter Pate, of the 13900 block of South Dearborn Street in Riverdale. A cousin at the scene said he lived in the Wentworth Gardens housing complex.
Another man was found shot to death about 11:20 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood, and one man died of gunshot wounds in the Uptown neighborhood after he and two others were shot about 9:27 p.m.
The violence began Friday night with a pair of shootings on the South Side that left five people wounded and one dead. At least two of the five survivors are still in critical condition, police said.
A man was also found dead from gunshot wounds in the 8300 block of South Dobson Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood. He may have been there for days or weeks, authorities said. He was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Timothy E. Kinds, 32, of the 1100 block of East 81st Street.
According to police, Kinds had been squatting at the Dobson location and was found by an acquaintance who owned the building.
In other shootings:
A 16-year-old girl was grazed in the chest about 7 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Wood Street in the Illinois Medical District, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. Someone drove her to Loretto Hospital on the West Side, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg about 7:58 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood. He was standing on the block when someone inside a passing blue vehicle opened fire, police said.
A man was shot in the leg and treated for the gunshot wound at Swedish Covenant Hospital, police said. Someone shot him about 9:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Woodard Street in the Logan Square neighborhood. He is 23, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.
Another man, 30, was shot about 4:10 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Springfield Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times