Two men were killed and at least 15 other people—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this Memorial Day weekend, police said.
The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood.
She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV about 8 p.m. Friday in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.
The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The teen was shot in the chest and grazed by a bullet in the neck. He was in serious condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
A 15-year-old girl standing on a sidewalk nearby was shot in the forehead and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.
Relatives gathered outside Comer’s Emergency Room entrance Friday night.
Marvin Gresham, 59, a South Side resident and the 4-year-old girl’s grandfather, said Jacele was in surgery early Saturday but that she has been responsive.
“We got a beautiful city, but we got some evil people here,” Gresham said.
The latest fatal shooting happened about 2:10 a.m. in University Village, police said.
Officers responding to the 1000 block of West 14th Place and found a 20-year-old man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death Saturday morning.
Another man was fatally shot less than half an hour earlier in Wicker Park.
The 34-year-old was sitting on the front porch of a home with two other people about 1:45 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Pierce when someone walked up and opened fire, police said.
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