5 killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side

by Marta Holmes April 2, 2017, 1:21
5 killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side

Georgia Jackson, 72, is overcome with emotion upon learning that her two grandsons, Raheem, 19, and Dillon Jackson, 20, were found fatally shot in the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Calvin was four-months pregnant with her first child.

According to the Chicago Tribune, two young men had lay dead inside a restaurant, while another was found dead outside, and the fourth found slumped against a tree around the corner. Chicago has seen at least 139 homicides so far this year. The van coasted and hit a pole near some commuter rail tracks. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The train rolled east, blocking her view of the crashed minivan.

Police said a male suspect approached the restaurant and fired shots. It was not clear how numerous four were inside or outside the restaurant at the time. Chicago police said Thursday several people were found fatally shot Thursday in or near a restaurant. Emmanuel Stokes, 28, was inside the restaurant with Edwin Davis, 32. She then waded through standing water in a nursing home parking lot in order to get into a position where she was equidistant from the bodies of her two sons.

The Cook County medical examiner's office did not immediately report the fatality.

Relatives exchanged hugs in the rain outside the three-story beige brick apartment building on the southeast corner of 75th and Luella where Calvin had lived.

The other two fled but were shot outside.

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A 21-year-old man was seriously wounded Saturday morning in a West Englewood shooting on the South Side. He was shot in the torso and went to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. He told investigators he was smoking a cigarette outside in the 7600 block of North Sheridan Road when someone came up and opened fire, shooting him in the ankle.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter late Thursday that the shooting was likely a gang-related retaliation for "another incident" and detectives are making "good progress". He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and his condition was stabilized. A 15-year-old boy was in an alley about 12:35 p.m.in the 2100 block of North Tripp when he was confronted by two males, according to police.

The victim ran and was struck in the biceps. The boy was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

The gunmen were described as black and in their 30s. Other family members said the same thing.

However, police left after no one answered the door.

Mr Johnson said there will be a heavy and aggressive police presence in the South Shore neighbourhood until the perpetrators are in custody. "They were shooting at somebody inside the restaurant, my boys just got in the way I guess", said Georgia Jackson, the victims' grandmother.

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