19 killed, 86 wounded in shootings during extended Fourth of July weekend in Chicago (2024)

More than 100 people were shot, including 19 who were killed, during shooting attacks in Chicago over the extended Fourth of July weekend.

By the end of Friday, the tally of shootings — six people shot Thursday and 62 shot Friday, 12 killed over both days — surpassed the numbers for last year’s entire holiday weekend. Last year, 11 people were killed and 62 wounded over the holiday weekend, which stretched over four days, July 1-4.

This year’s holiday violence includes four mass shootings. In all, 24 people were shot, four fatally, in the mass attacks.

Chicago Police Supt. Larry Snelling will join Mayor Brandon Johnson at 9 a.m. to address the shootings during a meeting at Public Safety Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

“We are devastated by the recent violence that has left our city in a state of grief, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities impacted by these recent events,” Mayor Johnson’s office said in an earlier statement.


Mayor hardens stance on gun violence after more than 100 people shot in Chicago during holiday weekend

Johnson said he has asked federal authorities “to respond to the mass shootings in the city of Chicago … just like they do in other places in this country.” But he also called on residents “to step up to say that we’ve had enough.”

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Fatal attacks:

  • About 11:50 p.m. Sunday, two teens, 18 and 16, were arguing with someone in the 700 block of East 89th Place when the person they were arguing with opened fire, striking them both, police said. The 18-year-old was shot twice in his chest and taken to the University of Chicago where he died, police said. The teen boy was shot in both of his thighs and taken to the same hospital in fair condition, officials said.
  • Just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers conducted a well-being check in the 200 block of North Central Avenue and found Melvin Hill, 36, on the kitchen floor bleeding and unresponsive, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He had suffered a gunshot wound to his head and was dead at the scene, police said.
  • About 11:55 p.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old motorist was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso after he struck a viaduct in the 5800 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said. He was dead at the scene, police said.
  • About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, a man and woman, 26 and 25, were walking in the 100 block of East 21st Street when a white SUV approached and someone inside opened fire, police said. The man was shot multiple times in his body and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he died, police said. The woman was shot in her left leg and was taken to the same hospital, where she was in good condition, officials said.
  • About 10:35 p.m. Saturday, a 47-year-old man was driving in the 10600 block of South State Street when he was struck in his left armpit area by gunfire, police said. The man then struck three vehicles before coming to a complete stop, officials said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died, police said.
  • Saturday night, a man died after exchanging gunfire with two people along train tracks in South Shore. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds about 8:50 p.m. near the 1700 block of East 71st Street and was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.
  • About 2:10 a.m. Friday, officers responding to calls of a person shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue found Demetrius Dorn, 43, with multiple gunshot wounds, officials said. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
  • A man and woman were found shot about 7 a.m. Friday in the 3400 block of East 87th Street, police said. They were dead at the scene.
  • A 30-year-old man identified as Leontrey Taylor by the Cook County medical examiner’s office was shot and killed in the 700 block of South Cicero Avenue in Austin about 2 a.m. Friday, police said.
  • Kendall Richardson was killed and six others were wounded about 1 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of South Menard Avenue when two people exchanged gunfire and fled, officials said. Richardson, 40, was shot in his buttocks and took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he died. The other victims — three men, two women and a 15-year-old boy — did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
  • Two women, 59 and 29, were shot about 11:50 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Leclaire Avenue. The older woman was shot in her hip and head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she later died. The younger woman was shot in her torso and also taken to Stroger, where she was listed in fair condition, police said.
  • About the same time Thursday, a 35-year-old man was arguing with someone in the 6000 block of South Winchester Avenue when the person shot him multiple times. The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at St. Bernard Hospital, police said.
  • Around 11 p.m. Thursday, a 30-year-old man was standing in the street with a crowd in the 8400 block of South Kerfoot Avenue in Auburn Gresham when he was shot in his torso. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he died, officials said.
  • A man was found shot to death about 2:10 p.m. Thursday in Roseland on the Far South Side. Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert found the man, 24, unresponsive in the 9300 block of South Lafayette Avenue. He had been shot in his chest and flank and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
  • An 8-year-old boy and two women were killed, and two young boys were critically injured in a shooting about 6:15 a.m. Thursday. Multiple people fired into a home in the 7100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side.
  • Around 1 a.m. Thursday, Dion Butler, 34, was shot in his neck in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street in Englewood, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

Nonfatal shootings:

  • About 12:15 a.m. Friday, eight people were wounded during an exchange of gunfire in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street on the Near West Side, police said. The wounded included five women, ages 74, 31, 19 and two who are 18. Three men, ages 36, 28 and 23 also were injured. None of the victims suffered wounds considered to be life-threatening.
  • A 16-year-old girl was shot in her head and critically wounded about 1:40 a.m. Friday in the 1200 block of South Central Park Avenue in North Lawndale, police said.
  • Another 16-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. She was walking about 2 a.m. in the 3500 block of South California Avenue when shots were fired and she suffered a graze wound to her leg, police said. She was hospitalized in good condition.
  • Saturday evening, a 15-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded in the 100 block of North Lavergne Avenue in Austin, police said.
  • Early Sunday, a white truck approached a group of people on the street in the 3700 block of South State Street and there was an exchange of gunfire, leaving four people shot, police said. A 41-year-old man was shot in his lower back and was in critical condition, police said. A 31-year-old man was shot in his abdomen and left hip and was also in critical condition. A 35-year-old woman was shot in her buttocks and was listed in good condition, and a third man, 30, was shot in his left thigh and also listed in good condition, police said. All four were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, authorities said.

    Besides the gunshot victims noted above, 60 other people were wounded by gunfire between11 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Monday, the span of time the Sun-Times is using to define the start of this year’s four-day holiday weekend.

19 killed, 86 wounded in shootings during extended Fourth of July weekend in Chicago (2024)


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