13-year-old among 5 fatally shot in weekend violence in Chicago

A 13-year-old boy was among five people killed in unrelated shootings in Chicago over the weekend that left 20 others injured, according to police.

The violent weekend in the nation’s third-largest city came despite a 20 percent drop in shootings in Chicago through the end of the summer, according to Chicago Police crime statistics. Homicides are also down 16 percent from last year, according to the statistics.

Despite recent efforts by police to curb shootings, at least 25 people were shot in Chicago between Friday night and Sunday afternoon, according to an ABC News review of weekend crime incidents.

Last weekend, 30 people were shot, two fatally, in gun violence in Chicago, police said.

A murdered boy sitting on a park bench

The youngest victim shot to death over the weekend has been identified as 13-year-old Lavelle Winslow, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The boy was fatally shot while attending a friend’s birthday party at Lerner Park on the city’s north side.

According to police, the shooting happened around 10pm on Friday.

“Witnesses heard loud pops followed by multiple people fleeing the area on foot,” police said in an incident report.

The downtown skyline in Chicago, Illinois, September 25, 2022.

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Winslow was found sitting on a park bench with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Chicago, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter fled the scene on foot, police said. As of Sunday afternoon, no arrests had been announced.

The victim was an eighth-grader at West Ridge Elementary School in Chicago and had just been transferred to an advanced math class, his mother told the Chicago Tribune.

“I’m just going to miss him coming in and talking to me, putting his head on my shoulder,” Vanessa Winslow said of her son, describing him as “extremely smart” and “social, kind, just a likable young man.”

At least 283 juveniles have been shot, 33 fatally, in Chicago this year, according to crime data analyzed by ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago.

Teenager found dead outside his home

Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

The teenager, whose name has not been released, was found shot multiple times shortly after midnight Saturday, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

An area resident found the teenager passed out after hearing multiple gunshots outside his home, police said.

Detectives were working Sunday to identify the killer. No arrests have been announced.

Murder in the hotel lounge

A fight that broke out in a hotel lounge in Chicago’s Old Town Triangle neighborhood ended in a shooting that left a 35-year-old man dead and his killer on the run, according to police.

The shooting broke out around 1:21 a.m. on Sunday. Police said the victim was shot in the chest during a physical altercation.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

The suspected gunman fled the hotel lounge and police were working Sunday to identify him. No arrests have been announced.

Fatally shot in the back

Two people were shot, one fatally, when gunfire erupted in a third-floor hallway of a building on Chicago’s South Side, police said. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday, police said.

A 27-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, died at the scene of a gunshot wound to the back, authorities said. A 25-year-old woman was shot in the left leg during the incident, according to police.

No arrests have been made.

Fatal home invasion

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed when a gunman broke into the victim’s apartment and shot him multiple times, according to police.

The shooting happened just after 5:00 p.m. Saturday at a home in the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds to the back and chest, according to police.

No arrests have been announced.

A 60-year-old man was shot on a train

Among the 20 people injured in a shooting over the weekend was a 60-year-old man who was shot multiple times while riding a Red Line train early Saturday, according to police.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said.

The suspected shooter remained at large Sunday. The suspect fled the train when it stopped at the 87th Street station in the Chatham neighborhood on the city’s south side.

The shooting happened just after 6 a.m. when the victim and the suspect got into an argument, according to police.

Among other nonfatal shootings over the weekend, a 62-year-old man who police say was attacking a woman with a knife was shot by a woman who intervened.

The incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in the northwestern part of the city. Police said a 33-year-old woman was trying to enter an apartment building when she was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant who stabbed her in the arm and leg, police said.

An armed 54-year-old woman interrupted the attack and shot the attacker in the chest, police said. The alleged perpetrator was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The woman who shot the suspect was taken to a police station for questioning. No charges have been filed and the incident remains under investigation.

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