4 dead, 9 wounded in city shootings

Shootings left at least four men dead and 9 other people wounded across the city Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The violence was largely confined to the South and West Sides and three of the incidents had more than one victim, according to authorities.


The most recent shooting happened about 4:01 a.m. in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood - just north of Chicago Avenue on Cambridge Avenue. Two men, one 25 and the other either 23 or 24, were shot and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The older of the two was dropped off there and died of his wounds, and the other was taken there in an ambulance with a wound to the leg.

The man shot to death was identified as Donald Lewis, of the 2600 block of West 12th Place, according to the medical examiner's office, which reported he appeared to have died from multiple gunshot wounds in the 500 block of West Pearson Street. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Someone shot up a birthday party about 1:50 a.m. in the Altgeld Gardens housing complex in the 600 block of East 131st Street, hitting four people. One, a 28-year-old man, was declared dead on the scene at 3 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office, and was identified as Marcus Holden, of the 13300 block of South Langley Avenue.

Two others were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center: a 40-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. A 22-year-old man was dropped off at Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island and his condition had stabilized. The man and woman at Christ hospital were both in serious condition, police said.

A man was killed in Englewood about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Someone fired at least six shots toward him inside a Marathon gas station at the corner of 71st Street and Ashland Avenue. The man, 25-year-old Eugene Clark, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center about 1:45 a.m. He lived in the 7900 block of South Karlov Avenue, according to the medical examiner's office.

About the same time, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the 5000 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood. She was shot in the foot and taken to the University of Chicago Hospital.

Earlier, someone shot a 24-year-old man to death in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was shot about 10:58 p.m. in the 8500 block of South Saginaw Avenue and pronounced dead just before midnight at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The man was identified as William Brown, of the 8700 block of South Essex Avenue, according to the medical examiner's office.

About 10:15 p.m., a 34-year-old man said he was shot in the leg in the 8500 block of South Kingston Avenue. He was treated for the leg wound at South Shore Hospital, police said.

Three men were shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood about 6:20 p.m. near 63rd Street and Troy Avenue, according police and fire officials.

A 22-year-old man was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center; a 24-year-old was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in fair-to-serious condition; and a 36-year-old drove himself to Holy Cross Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

All three men were shot, each one in one leg, in the 6300 block of South Troy Avenue, and all three were in good condition, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

Police had no information on how the men were shot and had no one in custody.