The first weekend of the new year in Chicago was a bloody one, as four individuals were killed and 15 others were wounded in various gun violence incidents around the city.
The first incident occurred Friday evening at around 6:05 p.m. in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood. The victim, a 35-year old man, was fatally shot in the 5300 block of West Lake Street. He was able to run up to the 300 block of North Lorel Avenue, where authorities found him lying on the ground.
The next day, another shooting occurred at around 1 p.m. in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood. A 46-year old man was shot and killed at a home in the 7200 block of South May Street. The victim was identified as Trennis Milam Sr. He was shot in the head and was pronounced by authorities dead at the scene.
According to Cook County medical examiner’s office, the victim resided at a different location in the 6700 block of South Bell Avenue. Witnesses who were around the scene of the crime when it happened say that the victim got into an argument with someone, who took out a gun and started shooting.
On Sunday, two more gun violence incidents occurred on Chicago’s West Side. At around 1:30 p.m., a motorist was shot following a traffic-related incident in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. The victim got into an argument with the shooter, who exited his vehicle, a dark-colored SUV, and began shooting at the victim.
The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital but was pronounced dead after sustaining injuries on his arm and chest area.
Hours later, a 53-year old man was shot in the chest at around 4 p.m. in the 700 block of North Christiana Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. He was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.