At Least 4 People Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago

At least 22 people had been shot in weekend gun violence in Chicago as of Sunday afternoon, and four of them had been killed.

At Least 4 People Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago

CIHCAGO (CBS) — At least 21 people had been shot in weekend gun violence in Chicago as of Sunday afternoon, and four of them had been killed.

At least three of the surviving victims were under 18. One of them was an 11-year-old boy who was wounded in Bronzeville early Sunday after an 8-year-old accidentally discharged a gun.

Three kids — ages 8, 11, and 12 — were in a living room in a home on the 4000 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at about 1:54 a.m. when the 8-year-old shot the gun, wounding the 11-year-old in the right thigh, authorities said.

The victim was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.

The first homicide of the weekend happened at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the Roseland community. A 29-year-old man was walking out of a gas station in the 10000 block of South Michigan Avenue when another man came up and shot him.

The man was shot in the head and back and was pronounced dead on the scene. He was identified as Joshua Ijames.

A man was also shot and killed Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police.

Around 8:43 a.m., the man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body In the 600 block of South Springfield Avenue. The victim was transported To Stroger Hospital of Cook County and was pronounced dead.

At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, a man of an unknown age was shot in the armpit in the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue in East Chatham. He was found when police were called for someone who was unresponsive inside a home, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, a man was found unresponsive on the ground in the 4500 block of West Wilcox Street in West Garfield Park with gunshot wounds to the right side of the neck and shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead.

A person was also shot on the Kennedy Expressway’s Ontario Street feeder ramp early Sunday, authorities said.

The victim self-transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting, which happened on the ramp that leads to I-90 westbound, according to Illinois State Police. The victim’s vehicle was also damaged by the gunfire.

The ramp was closed at about 3:38 a.m. for investigation and reopened just before 6 a.m.

In other shootings since 5 p.m. Friday:

    • At 6:57 p.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man was inside a vehicle in the 5300 block of West Palmer Street in Belmont Cragin when he was shot. The vehicle then struck a fence and a parked car before coming to a halt on the next block west on Palmer Street. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition.
    • At 7:40 p.m. Friday, a 16-year-old boy was in a vehicle in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue in Humboldt Park when he was shot. He was struck in the face and self-transported to Humboldt Park Health in critical condition.
    • At 8:45 p.m. Friday, a 30-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South South Shore Drive in South Shore when another man came up and shot him. The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition with gunshot wounds to his legs and left arm.
    • At 9:37 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of South Allport Street in Pilsen when another man came up and shot him. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the back.
    • At 10:31 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was driving a car in the 400 block of South Western Avenue on the Near West Side when a white Chrysler sedan went by and someone inside fired shots. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and back.
    • At 2 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was walking in the 1800 block of South California Avenue in Lawndale when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the back.
    • At 1:10 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard in West Garfield Park when he was shot in the hip. He was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in good condition.
    • At 11:54 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were traveling south in a car in the 4600 block of South Paulina Street in Back of the Yards when shots were fired. The older victim was reported in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the back, while the younger victim was in good condition with gunshot wounds to the hands. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
    • At 1:02 a.m. Sunday, a 39-year-old man was walking in the 600 block of East 103rd Street in Roseland when a woman he knew fired shots after a quarrel. The man was shot in the back and chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
    • At 1:53 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old woman was inside an apartment in the 500 block of West Division Street in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood with several people when a man she knew fired shots. The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the right thigh. The incident is believed to be domestic in nature.
    • At 3:53 a.m. Sunday, a 51-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 1200 block of South Lawndale Avenue in Lawndale when another man came up and shot him. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left arm.
    • At 4:33 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old woman was shot in the knee in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street in West Garfield Park. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
    • At 4:40 a.m. Sunday, a 29-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 4800 block of South Bishop Street in Back of the Yards when an unknown vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. The vehicle fled, and the man was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
    • At 5:20 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man showed up at St. Bernard Hospital after being shot in the leg in the 6200 block of South Calumet Avenue in Washington Park. He was outside when he heard shots and felt pain.
    • At 3:45 p.m. Sunday, a 51-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the leg while at a bus stop in the 1500 block of West Garfield Boulevard in Englewood. She refused medical attention and was in good condition.
    • At 3:45 p.m. Friday, just before the weekend reporting period began, a man was shot during a robbery Friday afternoon steps from the busy and fashionable intersection of Milwaukee, Damen, and North avenues in Wicker Park.

      Police said the 55-year-old man was in a car in an alley along North Avenue, near Damen Avenue, when someone tried to rob him. The robber then shot the victim in the hip and leg. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

      Early this past Sunday, a man was killed and four others wounded in a mass shooting steps away in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

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Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky won their first ever WNBA Championship Sunday, taking three games out of four against the Phoenix Mercury.

Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix Mercury

By CBS 2’s Marshall Harris and Associated Press writer Casey Drottar

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — The Chicago Sky won their first ever WNBA Championship Sunday, taking three games out of four against the Phoenix Mercury.

The final score Sunday was 80-74. The sell-out crowd was not disappointed in what they saw transpire, as they broke into Queens’ “We Are the Champions” after the victory.

Ticker tape and confetti flew after the final horn.

Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points and 15 assists for the Sky, who won the series 3-1, rallying from a 72-65 deficit with 4:42 left.

“Man, there’s nothing like it,” Parker told CBS 2’s Marshall Harris, “Winning a championship at home – I told Allie, I was like, man, that’s not too bad for two suburban girls, right?”

Marshall asked Parker if this championship meant more to her, given that the Naperville native is back home after having previously won with the Los Angeles Sparks and winning WNBA Most Valuable Player awards twice.

“I think the game was like a microcosm of what the season has been. The season has been hard – I mean, we’ve gone through ups and downs, injuries – all that,” Parker said. “But we still believed. We stayed calm. We stayed the course. It’s unbelievable, man.”

“It’s a moment that I’ll never forget. Right now, it’s still surreal. I can’t even believe – like I haven’t remembered anything from the horn buzzer to me talking to you guys right now, so this is just amazing,” Sky Head Coach James Wade told reporters. Wade is leading the team in his third year as coach.

The Sky scored the next nine points to take a two-point lead on Stefanie Dolson’s layup. She then added another basket to make it 76-72 with 45.8 seconds left.

The Mercury’s Diana Taurasi was fouled on the next possession shooting a 3-pointer and made the first two free throws, but missed the third.

Vandersloot then scored in the lane to seal the victory setting off the celebration.

“We were down nine, down 11 and we stayed with it,” Parker said. “So proud of this group. Sloot doing what she does all year. Allie its amazing.”

As the final buzzer sounded, Parker sprinted to the corner of the court and hugged her family with tears in her eyes.

“Their defense went to another level trapping BG,” Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello said. “We got some good looks, layups. we missed them and they made them. Allie really changed the momentum of the game there.”

It was a full-circle moment for Parker, who triumphantly returned home to Chicago this season after spending 13 years with Los Angeles. She has been continually called the Sky’s missing piece throughout the playoffs, a label she proved accurate many times during Chicago’s stunning run, winning the title as a six-seed.

“It feels amazing. My high school coach is here,” Parker said. “I know Pat’s (Summitt) watching. Got the whole city here. We got the whole city here. We are champions for life now.”

Brittney Griner was a focal point of Phoenix’s offense early on. The seven-time All-Star finished the game with 28 points, 18 of which came in the first half. Griner and guard Skylar Diggins-Smith helped lead a 9-0 run to finish the second quarter and give Phoenix a 44-37 edge at halftime.

Parker initially had trouble getting into a rhythm offensively, going one for six from the floor with just four points by the end of the first half.

Kahleah Copper, who had been a force in the first four games of the finals, earned MVP honors of the championship.

“You know, there was no doubt in my mind that we could win a championship ever. That thought never wavered,” Copper said. “We handled adversity so well – you know, we won seven, we lost seven, but we stayed the course. We trusted our process. And when that playoff hit, we knew we had a new season.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a tweet congratulating the team. She wrote that the championship was “a first, but not the last.”

GETTING TECHNICAL

Emotions were high for both teams right from the start, as Taurasi and Sky forward Kahleah Copper were each hit with technical fouls within a 50-second span in the first quarter.

PACKED HOUSE

The Sky drew a sell-out crowd despite the Chicago Bears hosting the rival Green Bay Packers just down the street at Soldier Field. The Bears lost to the Packers 24-14.

Chance the Rapper was once again in attendance at Wintrust Arena to support his hometown team.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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