26 People Shot Saturday Into Sunday In Chicago; 6 Are Dead

By Amy Cavanaugh in News on Jun 16, 2013 7:30PM

2012_1_8_blotter_photo.jpg
Image Credit: John W. Iwanski
Last weekend, 13 people were shot from Friday into Saturday. That number doubled yesterday into today, as 26 people were shot across the city, and six of them died. This comes after 12 people were shot, one fatally on Friday into Saturday.

The shootings, which ranged from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side to North Avenue and Pulaski, included a 16-year-old victim and an armed man shot by police after he pointed a gun at them.

Four men were shot, one fatally, at about 10:12 p.m. Saturday inside a club on 79th Street between Ellis and Ingleside Avenues. In Little Village, five people were shot overnight, including Ricardo Herrera, 21, who died at the scene. At 31st Street and Pulaski Road, two people were shot about 12:30 a.m. in a car when a gray Jeep pulled alongside and six shots were fired at the car.

Kevin Rivera, 16, died in Hermosa when someone on a bicycle shot him and police think the shooting was gang-related. In Englewood, 19-year-old Jamal Jones was shot to death. A man was killed and a woman was wounded after being shot in West Garfield Park.

The last shooting occurred at 4:10 a.m. in East Garfield Park, when a 34-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to his face and chest.