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43 People Shot, 7 Killed Over The Weekend In Chicago

Chicago, IL – A surge of shootings in Chicago left seven people dead and 36 more wounded over the weekend.

Four teenagers were among the 43 shooting victims, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The first fatal shooting occurred in the 5900-block of West Huron Street at approximately 1:36 a.m. on Nov. 7.

A group of people were outside when someone opened fire, hitting 28-year-old Deangelo Mills in the torso and head, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Mills and a 21-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest were both rushed to West Suburban Medical Center, where Mills was pronounced dead.

The man who was shot in the chest has been listed in fair condition.

Approximately 30 minutes later, 22-year-old Tremayne Creighton was standing in the 5400-block of West Cortez Street when he was fatally shot in the head, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Police found two more men suffering from gunshot wounds in the 2100-block of East 72nd Place at about 3:15 a.m. on Saturday.

One had been shot in the leg, and the other was shot in the abdomen, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Both were rushed to University of Chicago Medical Center, where the victim with the gunshot wound to the abdomen was pronounced dead.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., a gunman walked over to a vehicle parked in the 7400-block of North Oakley Avenue and shot 20-year-old Daniel Zetina in the arm and flank, according to police.

Zetina was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Another shooting occurred in the 4900-block of West Madison Street at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Sunday.

In that incident, the gunman approached 25-year-old Lavell Mathis as Mathis was walking through a vacant lot and shot him in the armpit and abdomen, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The shooter allegedly fled the scene in a white sedan, according to police.

Mathis was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Larry Becton, 24, was shot in the back in the 7800-block of South Carpenter Street at about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Becton was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 4700-block of West 59th Street at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

They found a 20-year-old man dead behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed into a tree, and discovered the man had been shot in the face, according to police.

The first shooting involving a juvenile occurred in the 900-block of North Harding Avenue at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The victim, a 16-year-old male, was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was standing outside a residence in the 4000-block of West Jackson Boulevard, when he was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting, according to police.

The teen was listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

About two hours later, another 15-year-old boy was standing out on the sidewalk in the 2700-block of West 25th Street when gunfire broke out.

The teen suddenly felt pain in his left shoulder, and realized he’d been shot, according to police.

He was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Police found a 17-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg after they responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of Brighton Park at about 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The teen was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he has been listed in fair condition.

Chicago police responded to dozens of additional non-fatal shooting incidents throughout the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The number of shootings jumped significantly from just one week prior, when four people were murdered and 25 more were wounded over the course of Halloween weekend.

At least 17 people were shot in Chicago on Monday alone, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Four were killed, including the victim found shot in the face at the crash scene earlier that morning.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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