First weekend of 2018: 4 killed, 15 wounded in city shootings

Elyssa Cherney Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune

The first weekend of 2018 saw four people killed and 15 others wounded by Chicago gun violence, according to data kept by the Tribune.
The first homicide of the weekend was around 6:05 p.m. Friday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. A 35-year-old man was fatally shot in the 5300 block of West Lake Street and ran to the 300 block of North Lorel Avenue, where police found him collapsed on the ground.
On Saturday, a 46-year-old man was shot and killed just before 1:05 p.m. at a home in the 7200 block of South May Street in the South Sideís Englewood neighborhood. Trennis Milam Sr. was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 p.m. He had lived in the 6700 block of South Bell Avenue, the Cook County medical examinerís office said.
Witnesses told investigators that Milam was arguing with someone who took out a gun and started firing.

Two men were killed Sunday in shootings on the West Side.
Around 4:05 p.m, a 53-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 700 block of North Christiana Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, officials said.
In the other shooting, a 49-year-old motorist was fatally shot during an argument after an accident around 1:30 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said. A passenger in the other vehicle, a dark-colored SUV, exited and fired shots at the man, police said.
The man suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Several teenagers were among the wounded over the weekend. In one attack, a 15-year-old boy and his 43-year-old father were shot during an attempted robbery in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 6:10 a.m. Sunday.
So far this year, at least 43 people have been shot in Chicago, compared with 79 this time last year. There have been eight homicides, slightly down from the 10 last year, according to Tribune data.

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