A Shooting in Chicago’s Southside Chatham Neighborhood
By Grace Wong – Chicago Tribune – September 27, 2016
The man collapsed on the sidewalk across the street from Crerar Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Brendon Jones, 22, who lives close by, said he walks through that area to get to the bus stop. “You’re always thinking, like, what about next time?” Jones said. “People look like people, mistaken identity, all types of stuff. You never know. If I was walking past, whoever shot at him could have thought I was him. You just never know.
“The church is right there,” Jones said. “Whoever shot him, they ain’t thinking about God at all.”
The man was among 11 people, including a 15-year-old boy, who were shot in Chicago on Monday through early Tuesday, according to police. Three of them were killed.
About 4 a.m. Tuesday on the Far North Side, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the 1500 block of West Jonquil Street, police said. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital by his friends in critical condition and later pronounced dead. Authorities identified the man as Jevon O’Brien, of the 7700 block of North Paulina Street. Details about the shooting were not available, and witnesses were uncooperative, said Officer Laura Amezaga, a police spokeswoman.
Around 6:40 p.m. Monday on the Southwest Side, a 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the armpit in the 5100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
On the Far South Side about 4:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking through a vacant lot in the 12000 block of South Prairie Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle drove past and a passenger fired shots, fatally hitting him in the head, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman.
The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities identified him as Reginald Fleming Jr., of the 2100 block of 175th Street in Lansing.
— A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg about 8:45 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Gladys Avenue on the West Side, Tannehill said. The 30-year-old told police he heard shots and felt pain and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, Tannehill said.
— On the Southwest Side, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the back and abdomen around 6:05 p.m. Monday in the 3500 block of West 57th Street in the Gage Park neighborhood, Tannehill said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
— About 3:55 p.m. on the West Side, a 23-year-old man was shot in the left leg, police said. He told authorities he heard shots and felt pain while in the 5600 block of West Madison Street in the Austin neighborhood, police said. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, and he was listed in good condition.
— About 3:30 p.m. on the South Side, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5900 block of South Paulina Street in West Englewood, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition. He was not cooperating with the investigation, police said. He was in an alley when someone shot him.
— On the West Side, a 15-year-old boy was with another person when they were shot about 12:45 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said. The boy was hit in the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and the 17-year-old was shot in the leg was taken to Stroger, police said.
— On the West Side, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the thigh around 8 a.m. when someone in a passing van opened fire in the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police and fire officials.
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