2 Shot at Beach Among 29 Shot in Chicago Since Friday

The weekend’s sole fatality occurred just before 9 a.m. Saturday when a 42-year-old man was fatally shot while riding his bike

Monday, Jun 30, 2014  |  Updated 7:06 AM EDT
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Gunfire erupted Sunday night at a post-Pride Parade celebration along the lakefront. Christian Farr reports.

Gunfire erupted Sunday night at a post-Pride Parade celebration along the lakefront. Christian Farr reports.

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At least 29 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including two women shot near Montrose Beach Sunday just hours after Chicago's 45th annual gay pride parade.

The two women were shot in the 4500 block of North Simonds Drive around 6:45 p.m., police said.

Police initially said one woman was shot in the leg and back and another shot in the leg, but later said a 21-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and a 48-year-old woman shot in the arm and back. Both were transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

The shooting took place a little more than one mile away from where the pride parade stepped off earlier in the day.

"After the parade a lot of people just go by Montrose Beach," said witness Kim Shine. "Everyone barbecues out there, vendors sell candy and water bottles, it's just a big gathering around the hill or beach area."

Shine said she heard a sound she thought was fireworks but quickly realized was gunshots.

"We were standing near the top of the hill near Montrose Beach and we heard a few noises," she said. "We didn't know if it was gunshots or fireworks. We just saw a slew of people running toward us."

Police said the weekend’s sole fatality occurred just before 9 a.m. Saturday when a 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while riding his bike. The shooting took place in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue. Police said the man was taken to Mount Sinai hospital with wounds to the head and right arm and was later pronounced dead.

The following shootings were reported between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning:

  • A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and buttocks in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the back after being shot around 5 a.m. Sunday in the 6400 block of South King Drive and was listed in critical condition. Police did not have any further details surrounding the shooting and said the victim was being uncooperative.
  • Just after 3 a.m., a 34-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the neck near 132nd Street and Langley Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
  • About 30 minutes earlier, a 37-year-old man was shot in a parking lot near 19th Street and Pulaski Road. The man told police a small, dark-colored vehicle approached him and someone with a handgun exited the vehicle and opened fire. The man was shot in the arm and back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
  • Just before 1 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the 1800 block of South Throop. The man was standing on a corner when a dark-colored truck pulled up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire, police said.
  • On Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks around 8:30 p.m. near 78th Street and Bennett Avenue. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.
  • Two hours earlier, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5600 block of South Wolcott Avenue. The man was standing on the block when vehicle approached him and someone opened fire. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, according to authorities.
  • Just before 5:30 p.m., two people were shot in a possible drive-by in the 6200 block of South Vernon Avenue, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot in the foot and a 32-year-old woman was shot in the upper arm. Both were taken to University of Chicago Hospital for treatment, Sullivan said.
  • Around noon, two people were shot in the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue.
  • A 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were passengers in a van traveling southbound on Laramie Avenue. When the van stopped at a stoplight, an offender approached them on foot and opened fire. The 21-year-old was shot in the leg and taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital and the 22-year-old was also shot in the leg and taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center.

At least 16 others have been shot in Chicago since Friday, including a teen who was shot just outside the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s headquarters and just two blocks away from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home.

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