Once again, the Windy City proved to be the breeding ground of murder and mayhem as gunfire rang out over the troubled metropolis.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
A 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded by gunfire across the city Friday night into Saturday morning, including a gang-related shooting near the Lincoln Park Zoo, authorities said.
Antonio Davis, of the 8000 block of South Eberhart Avenue, was found dead with several gunshot wounds in the 7000 block of South Union Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood about 8:40 p.m. Friday, according to the Chicago Fire Department and the medical examiner’s office.
The boy was walking with at least one other person when a grey van pulled up and a passenger, a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie, exited with a gun, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
He opened fire, striking the boy. As he lay on the ground, the shooter kept firing. “He shot him while the victim was down several times,’’ Perez said. The shooter then got back into the van, which was driven by another man about the same age – between the ages of 20 and 25.
See local news report below:
Tragically, this is nothing new for Chicago. As previously reported by Newsone, one Saturday in March of this year, 7 people were murdered, including a 6-year-old girl Aliyah Shell and 12 more were shot.
Shell was standing on the front porch with her mother and younger sister, when she was killed in a drive-by shooting after someone sprayed the home with multiple gunshots. She was one of 5 people shot within the hour, reports the CPD.