CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Fifteen people were killed and 64 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend.
Eleven of the weekend’s victims were minors, and two of the children died from their injuries.
A 14-year-old boy was among four people killed in a shooting that wounded four others Saturday night in Englewood on the South Side.
They were at a large gathering in the street at about 11:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street when four males walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago police. The 14-year-old boy was hit in the back and pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the boy as Vernado Jones. He lived in West Lawn.
Three other male victims were pronounced dead, two at the scene and one at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Their ages were not immediately known.
An 11-year-old boy with a graze wound to the ankle and a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen were both taken to Comer in fair condition, police said.
A 35-year-old man shot in the hip, leg, arm and wrist was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 29-year-old man shot in the foot was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in fair condition.