Chicago shootings kill 2, wound 6 over weekend
February 23, 2014 (CHICAGO) -- Two men were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings on the city's South and West sides since Friday afternoon.
The most recent fatal shooting occurred shortly after 7:40 p.m. Saturday when a 32-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Michael Redmond was sitting in a car in the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue when another car pulled alongside it and an occupant shot him multiple times, authorities said.
Redmond drove away after he was shot and crashed into several parked cars in the 5500 block of West Washington Street, where he was found wounded, authorities said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was pronounced dead at 8:19 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
Officers found a handgun inside the car he was driving, police said.
Saturday morning, a 28-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Javan Boyd was driving in the 3700 block of South Princeton Avenue about 4 a.m. when the shooter approached from the vehicle's passenger side and fired into the vehicle, hitting him in the back and legs, authorities said.
Boyd, of the 7400 block of South Chappel Avenue, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
Six others were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides since Friday afternoon.
Additionally, an off-duty police officer shot and wounded a person outside a Northwest Side restaurant following a disturbance Saturday night.
The officer was at a restaurant with his family in the 4300 block of West Fullerton Avenue about 9 p.m. and saw two males inside "causing a disturbance," Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.
The officer announced he was a policeman and escorted the males out of the restaurant, police said. One of the males went to his vehicle, got a handgun and pointed it at the officer. Camden said the two were waiting outside the restaurant for the officer, one armed with a knife, the other with a gun.
The officer fired his weapon three times, striking one of the males in the leg, Camden said.
While both males took off in their vehicle, the officer was able to give a description of the two to responding officers, Camden said. They were taken into custody a short distance away.
The male who was shot in the leg was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was treated and released, Camden said. The other male was not injured.
Camden said officers were still searching the vehicle, but a gun had not yet been recovered as of midnight. Area North detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority are investigating.
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