A Chicago police officer who had just finished his shift was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparently random attack, officials said.
The off-duty officer and another victim were ambushed and shot about 3:30 a.m. local time while sitting in a vehicle in the Downtown section of the city, police brass said in a news conference Saturday morning. The two shooting victims and two other people, including another off-duty police officer, had just left a nightclub, officials said.
The other victim who was shot, an unidentified man who is not a police officer, was in critical condition and in surgery, officials said. He is expected to survive, police said.
Orland Park police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man near the food court inside the Orland Square Mall on Monday night, according to deputy police Chief Joseph Mitchell.
A bystander also suffered a graze wound in the incident, Michell said.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from inside the mall, and say the shooter fled the mall heading east. Police and SWAT teams are searching the area, and shoppers were escorted out of the vicinity. The suspect is described as a male, about 6 feet tall, wearing black clothing and blue jeans.
Chicago (CNN)A police officer, a doctor and a pharmaceutical assistant are dead after a Monday afternoon shooting at Chicago’s Mercy hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
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Three people inside a car were injured in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday morning, Illinois State Police said.
The shooting occurred at about 4:14 a.m. near Marquette Road. A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs and was transported to a hospital in serious condition.
Two others were injured by debris, authorities said. They are expected to be OK.
Illinois State Police shut down the inbound lanes from 79th Street to Marquette Road at about 4:30 a.m. All entrance ramps from 79th Street to Marquette Road are closed as well.
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Shortly before 7 a.m., police reopened the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan. Lanes were initially closed between 87th Street and Marquette Road.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Illinois State Police at 847-294-4400.
The victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the Rogers Park scene. The attacker, who was wearing a mask, managed to flee. The report said none of the victim’s items were taken.
“I saw him face down on the ground,” Lynda Kaplan, 50, told the paper. “We see each other every day. He’s out with his two older dogs, walking them, and he’s a frail older man. What could anybody possibly have against him?”
Later on Sunday, two 15-year-old boys were shot, one fatally, the report said. No arrests have been made.
Fourteen people were shot, three fatally, in Chicago Friday and early Saturday, including a woman sitting in a Lyft, according to reports.
Police said a 20-year-old man was killed around 8:30 p.m. Friday in a drive-by shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, the Sun-Times reported. The bullets were fired from a passing dark-colored vehicle.
Friday’s first homicide happened about 12:35 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, the paper reported.
George Jackson, 31, was sitting on a porch when two male gunmen approached and opened fire, according to the paper.
At least 46 people were shot in Chicago — two of which were killed — since Friday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The shootings add to another weekend of violence in the Windy City, which has been ravaged by gun violence in 2018.
On Saturday, three people were shot during a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in the city.
The violence reportedly began after a group of men showed up to the event and started fighting.
CHICAGO – Kenwon Parker would have turned 16 on Saturday. But instead of celebrating an important milestone in a young person’s life, his friends and family are mourning his death.
(CNN)Protesters chanted and threw rocks at Chicago police Saturday night after an officer shot and killed a man in the city’s South Side hours earlier, authorities said.At least four people were arrested and several officers were injured, police said.The incident started as several police officers were patrolling the city’s South Side on foot. They spotted a man “who they thought might be armed” and approached him, Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller told reporters.The man became combative and pushed officers’ arms away before reaching for a weapon on his waist band, Waller said.At some point during the confrontation, the unidentified man was shot, police said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.