A police officers were also shot in the leg responding to shots fired calls.
From Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday before midnight, Chicago police recorded 46 shooting incidents, with at least 60 shooting victims. Eight murders were committed in Chicago during this time.
A Chicago Fire Department paramedic was grazed by a bullet in the bill of his baseball cap while working on a patient in the emergency room of Stroger Hospital at about 10: 35 p.m. Saturday, the Chicago Sun Times reported. According to police, a person in a Buick green opened fire on the hospital and shattered a window. The motive for the shooting was not known.
About 10 minutes before, two men were shot at by a passing vehicle while standing outside near the hospital, in the 2300 block of West Warren Boulevard. A 31-year-old was shot in the chest and an arm and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second victim, a 28-year-old man, was shot in the right heel and was listed in good condition.
Meanwhile, an officer patrolling in the area of 73rd and Jeffrey heard several gunshots around 11 p.m. Friday night and raced toward the noise. At a press conference Saturday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated that the officer noticed a woman lying on the sidewalk and felt pain in her leg.
The 30-year-old officer, who’s been on the job for two years, sat back in her squad car and was able to drive herself to a local hospital, where she was treated and released, Brown said. The two suspects are a woman and a man. The shooting left an 18-year-old dead and a 15-year-old in critical condition.
The unidentified female officer was the 12th Chicago police officer struck by gunfire this year. A total of 46 Chicago police officers have been shot at or shot so far in 2021 — which Brown described as “astounding numbers which illustrate the dangers our officers face day to day.”
” I always convey the courage and bravery it takes to respond to shots fired calls. Brown stated that he heard gunshots, and ran toward them when the majority of people would flee. “Our officers respond consistently to these calls despite the grief we have experienced after losing Ella French .,” Brown said. “
Aaron Jenkins, 26, has since been charged with shooting the officer and was expected to appear in court on Monday, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan stated that two teenage boys confronted him on his back yard after returning from work with pizza. Three males exchanged gunfire.
The weekend figures don’t include victims affected by a drive-by shooting that happened Monday at approximately 1: 40 a.m. in the 800 block of N. Ridgeway. A dark-colored car occupant opened fire on several pedestrians, shooting at them with bullets. There have not been any arrests.
A 34-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Three other males, ages 17, 24 and 39, suffered gunshot wounds to the legs.