At least 25 people were shot over 14 hours in attacks across Chicago beginning Saturday afternoon, police said, equivalent to someone being shot every 33 minutes.
Three of the shootings were fatal, including an attack in Marquette Park at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday.
Darius Brownlee, 25, was on a porch in the 7000 block of South Artesian Avenue when someone walked up and asked if he had any marijuana, according to family. When he said he didn’t, the person shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“He had a heart. He was respectful,” said his sister, Iesha Brownlee, at the scene. “A very respectful young man. He would help anybody.”
Five minutes after midnight, a 24-year-old man was shot dead in the Homan Square neighborhood. Police responded to a call of a person shot in the 3700 block of West Grenshaw Street and found him on his porch with a gunshot wound to the chest. He said he had been shot in another location and walked back to his home to tell his family he had been wounded, police said. From there, he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.
At 8:10 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of North Harding Avenue in Logan Square when someone shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
About 6:45 a.m. Sunday, a male whose age was not available was shot in the Homan Square neighborhood. He was in the 3600 block of West Lexington Street when he was shot in the head. He was being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital; information about his condition was not immediately available.
Just after 4 a.m., a 14-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded in North Austin. He was in the 5500 block of West North Avenue when he was shot in the head. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition.
Just before 3:15 a.m., a 37-year-old man was shot in Rogers Park. He was in the 1700 block of West Greenleaf Avenue when he was shot in the left hand. He went to Evanston’s Saint Francis Hospital in good condition.
Just before 2:20 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in Lawndale. He was stopped at a stop sign in the 4100 block of West 21st Street when someone walked up and opened fire in his direction. The 25-year-old man went to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
Just before 1:30 a.m., two men were shot in Englewood. The men, 19 and 23, got themselves to Holy Cross Hospital after being shot in the 6800 block of South Bishop Street. The younger man was shot multiple times and later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The older man was shot in the right leg and his condition was stabilized.
Just after 12:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in Ravenswood. He was in the 4800 block of North Damen Avenue when he was shot in the back of the head. He went to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.
At 10:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was wounded in a shootout in Lawndale. He and another person were shooting at each other in the 2100 block of South Kildare Avenue, police said; the 18-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. Police have recovered his weapon. As of midnight, police did not know whether anyone else was wounded in the shootout.
At about the same time, a 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded in Edgewater. He was in the 6200 block of North Hermitage Avenue when two people approached him on the sidewalk and opened fire, shooting him multiple times. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in critical condition.
About 10:10 p.m., a 18-year-old man was shot in the Stony Island Park neighborhood. He was on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Cregier Avenue when someone got out of a nearby Dodge Caravan and fired shots. He was shot in the foot and went to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition.
Earlier Saturday, a 37-year-old man was critically wounded in the same neighborhood. About 4:45 p.m., he was inside a vacant building in the 5300 block of West Division Street when two men damaged the door and came inside. The two men pulled out a handgun and shot the man in his stomach area when he tried to flee. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.