A pair of gunmen shot six people, one fatally, at a West Side party early Saturday morning, trapping partygoers in a crossfire as one opened fire toward a back porch from an alley while someone else opened fire from the front door once people tried to run inside.
Eight other people were wounded across the city overnight since about 8 p.m.
The first to open fire at the party, in an apartment at the corner of Wilcox Street and Kostner Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, was an unknown gunman from the alley. People running back into the apartment building from the back porch about 1:10 a.m. were confronted by a man at the front door who also opened fire, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
One of the six, a 24-year-old man, died from a head wound at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Jordan Harris, of the 3000 block of West Jackson Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at 3:04 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
He and at least one other person were found by police at the scene. The rest made it into area hospitals without the help of paramedics.
Five people survived the attack. A 25-year-old woman is in stable condition at Stroger hospital. Three people — a 23-year-old man, a 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman — were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The youngest of the three is in critical condition with back and shoulder wounds, Gaines said. The other two are in stable condition, the man with an abdomen wound and the woman with a foot wound.
A 43-year-old man who walked into Rush University Medical Center with a leg wound is also in good condition, Gaines said.
A number of the partygoers appeared intoxicated, cursed at police, ran under the crime scene tape and shouted in general about poor police response. One woman was carried out by her limbs by officers, who set her down outside the crime scene tape. A number of the obscenities were directed at the race of the officers, who were primarily white. A black officer was singled out by a woman in the crowd for being on the wrong side.
Police blocked traffic on Kostner Avenue in both directions about a block each side of the crime scene.
Eight others were wounded in shootings across the city overnight.
• A 23-year-old man driving a Volvo was shot as he drove about 4:15 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of North Mozart Street in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Someone emerged from between cars and shot at the car, Gaines said. The 23-year-old was bruised by a bullet that broke the back window and hit his back seat but did not penetrate his back. Police found four shell casings near the northwest corner of that intersection, which is under a Chicago Police Department blue light camera.
• A 24-year-old man was wounded about 12:15 a.m. in the 500 block of South Clinton Street in the South Loop neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing outside when someone in a vehicle shot at him, police said. He walked into Rush University Medical Center with a leg wound and was transferred to Stroger hospital, Gaines said.
• A 16-year-old boy who was shot last month and a 22-year-old man he was with were shot Friday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Police saw the shooting, which happened about 10:20 p.m in the 3400 block of West Walnut Street about a block north of Garfield Park.
Police stopped a white minivan and found a gun, shell casings and three people inside that they took into custody. The van was stopped at Homan Avenue and Maypole Street. The two people shot were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, the teen in serious condition with a wound to his back and the man with a wound to his buttocks.
• About 11:30 p.m. A 30-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and shoulder in the 9600 block of South Carpenter Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side. He's in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. No one is in custody. Detectives knocked on doors in the neighborhood and were answered by mostly annoyed residents who had been sleeping and said they didn't see or hear anything.
• About 11:20 p.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was wounded near 61st Street and Hermitage Avenue.
• The first shooting of the night happened about 8 p.m. on the 900 block of North Monticello Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, according to the Office of News Affairs. A 27-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds and was being treated at Norwegian-American Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, said police.
• About 8:10 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the city's Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, said police. That shooting happened on the 1200 block of South Tripp Avenue. The man suffered a wound to his left leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Tribune reporter Deanese Williams-Harris contributed to this report.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun