Sunday, June 30, 2013

Rahmaland Weekend: 1 Dead, 16 Injured in Shootings Since Friday Evening

One person was killed and 16 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, reports the Sun Times..

Shannon Ware, 27, was killed outside his home on 116th Street, near State Street, after he was shot in the head and chest about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was standing in a group of people on the sidewalk when an unidentified male fired from across the street, police said. The shooter then fled in a light-colored sedan.

He was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The most recent non-fatal shooting — one of 16 reported over the weekend — occurred about 10:20 a.m. Sunday in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 40-year-man, who was shot in the 1300 block of West 108th Street, was taken in fair condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder, said Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada, a department spokesman.

The victim was not cooperating with police in the investigation, Estrada said.

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