3 killed, 19 shot over Christmas weekend in Chicago: police | Chicago News

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(WTTW News)

Nineteen people were shot, three fatally, over the last full weekend of 2021 in Chicago.

According to the Chicago Police Department, there were 16 shootings in the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Police say a 43-year-old man was killed just after 6.30pm on Saturday in the 2800 block of West Polk Street. The man was standing on the sidewalk when an unknown man got out of a dark-colored vehicle and fired a shot. The victim was shot in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center where she later died.

A 24-year-old man was found fatally shot in the 3000 block of North Avers Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

A 37-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3900 block of West Madison Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Sunday. The victim was in a parking lot when an unknown vehicle pulled over and an unknown assailant inside the vehicle began firing shots, hitting the man in the chest. He was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago police officers were also involved in a shooting Friday night. According to a department statement, tactical officers were patrolling the 1300 block of West Hastings Street around 10:45 p.m. Friday when they approached two men with handguns.

As the officers approached the men, one of them fired at the officers. Officers returned fire, striking the offender, the department said.

A man was shot dead by police and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A second man was later arrested. One of those men, 29-year-old Nokomis Lee Jefferson, appeared in bond court on Sunday and was being held on $1 million bail, prison records show.

No police were injured in the incident. The Civil Police Accountability Office is investigating the shooting.

Contact Matt Masterson: @ByMattMasterson | [email protected] | (773) 509-5431


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