A 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded by gunfire across the city Friday night into Saturday morning, including a gang-related shooting near the
The boy was walking with at least one other person when a grey van pulled up and a passenger, a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie, exited with a gun, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
He opened fire, striking the boy. As he lay on the ground, the shooter kept firing. "He shot him while the victim was down several times,'' Perez said. The shooter then got back into the van, which was driven by another man about the same age – between the ages of 20 and 25.
Davis' family was pleading for the public's help to apprehend the gunman.
"He was a loving kid, all he liked was basketball. He wanted to go to school to play basketball," the boy's aunt Latrice Strong told WGN-TV.
"We need some justice, we've got to stop this killing."
No one is in custody and a motive for the attack has not been established, Perez said.
No one else was hurt.
In another shooting, a person was wounded in the park north of the Lincoln Park Zoo about 4 a.m. today in an incident that left two others injured from a vehicle that hit them and fled the scene, authorities said.
The three victims were in a group that had been hanging out at the lakefront and were gathered near a bike path off the 2400 block of North Cannon Drive when "several" dark colored vehicles approached, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
"One vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a 25-year-old man,'' said Perez. "It then made a u-turn and hit a 21-year-old woman.''
As the vehicles were fleeing an occupant from one of the vehicles then started firing towards the group, including the injured, and a 26-year-old man was shot Perez said.
All three were seriously wounded, said Perez. The man shot and the woman hit by the car were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the other man was taken to
The vehicles fled and a source indicated the shooting was gang-related.
Fire ambulances took the two people to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a third person to
Police cordoned off a long stretch of Cannon Drive between Diversey Parkway and Fullerton Parkway in front of the
A green SUV with its rear hatch opened sat inside the middle of the taped-off area. Police blocked access to Cannon Drive from Fullerton on the south and from south of the five-corner intersection of Cannon, Diversey and Lakeview Avenue.
In other shootings overnight:
-- Two people were wounded about 9:40 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Blackstone Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, Flynn said. A man described by police as 65 was taken in good-to-fair condition to
-- A 22-year-old man person was shot in the right foot in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the West
-- About 11 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, a 17-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Perez. The shooter had dreadlocks and was between the ages of 16 and 19, Perez said.