Five killed, 32 hurt in weekend shootings - KMSP-TV

Five killed, 32 hurt in weekend shootings

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Five people were killed and at least 32 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

A man who was critically injured in a Southwest Side shooting Friday night succumbed to his wounds Monday evening. Andres Servantes, 22, was sitting in a vehicle in the 8100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue about 10:10 p.m. Friday when a light-colored vehicle pulled alongside it and someone inside fired multiple shots at him, authorities said.

Servantes, of the 4000 block of West 58th Place, was shot in the head and shoulder and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Another man, 32-year-old Corey Brownlee, was shot in the chest about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of South Indiana Avenue, authorities said. Brownlee, who lived on the same block where he was shot, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 3:26 a.m., authorities said. A 27-year-old woman was also injured in that shooting and taken to Stroger with a gunshot wound to the right leg, where she is listed in "stable" condition, police said.

About two hours earlier, a man was fatally shot in an argument over money in the South Side Gage Park neighborhood. Prosecutors claim 17-year-old Angel Jara, who is charged in the murder, fatally shot fellow gang member Joshua Martinez in the 3000 block of West 53rd Place after they argued, Homicide Watch Chicago is reporing.

Martinez, 20, of the 4900 block of South Karlov Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.

Another man was shot to death Friday night in the South Shore neighborhood. Shannon Mack, 34, was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., police said. Mack, of the 6800 block of South Crandon Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

The girl, Gakirah Barnes, of the 8000 block of South South Shore Drive, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:43 p.m., authorities said.

Another shooting early Sunday left a woman brain dead and on life support after she was shot while driving early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, according to police and family members.

Jasmine Martinez, 28, was driving an SUV in the 900 block of North Kedzie Avenue at 12:30 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored SUV pulled up alongside her and opened fire, police and relatives said. The woman was shot in the head, chest and back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said. A male passenger in her vehicle was not wounded.

At least 28 other people were wounded by gunfire between Friday afternoon and Sunday night throughout Chicago.

"While Chicago continues to see reductions in crime and violence, there's obviously much more work to be done and we continue to be challenged by lax state and federal gun laws," Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins said in a statement.

"From our officers to our police strategies to the city's strengthened investments in youth violence prevention to our close partnership with residents and community leaders, no one will rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety," Collins said.

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