9 Killed, 13 Injured in Chicago Shootings on Monday
Chicago experienced its most deadly day so far this year.
On Monday, Aug. 8, nine people were shot death and 13 others were wounded, including a 10-year-old boy.
The boy, Tavon Tanner, was shot as he was sitting on the front porch of his family’s home in North Lawndale. “I’ve got faith in God that he’s going to pull through,” Tanner’s mother, Mellanie Washington, said early Tuesday as the child was undergoing surgery, according to FOX32.
Hours before Tanner’s non-fatal shooting, a 22-year-old man, Irell Mitchell, was shot and killed just around the corner from where Tanner was shot, DNAInfo reported, citing Chicago Police.
Also on Monday, 27-year-old Erik Williams, was shot and killed in Englewood. An hour before Williams’ death, a 44-year-old man was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in the Brainerd neighborhood, officials said.
On Monday afternoon, a 61-year-old man, identified as Michael Lucas, was shot on the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood. He was on a front porch when an unknown assailant opened fire in his direction, police told the Chicago Sun-Times. Police said he wasn’t the intended target.
A 25-year-old man, William Villa, was killed while he was driving in the Ukrainian Village at around 2:27 a.m. A dark car pulled up alongside his black SUV and a person in the vehicle opened fire. Villa was shot in the head but three women inside the vehicle were unharmed, police told the Sun-Times. Villa was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Four other people were shot and killed in 24 hours on Monday, making it the most deadly single day in Chicago since September 2015.
The other victims include a 28-year-old man North Lawndale, a 24-year-old man in Ashburn, and a 28-year-old man in West Garfield park, according to DNAInfo. A 28 year-old man, identified as John Hosey, Jr., was also killed on the West Side, FOX32 reported.
According to the Chicago Tribune, 2,510 people have been shot in the city so far in 2016. Last year, 2,988 people were shot. DNAInfo says that 416 people have been murdered this year, while the Tribune says that there have been 389 homicides in 2016.