6 Killed, 15 Wounded During Weekend Shootings In Chicago
According to authorities, five of those killed were fatally shot, while the sixth person was stabbed.
The first shooting occurred at around 6:20 p.m. after gunfire erupted on the 4200 block of South Well Street, one man was killed while three others were wounded.
Shooters reportedly came from a vacant lot opening fire on men on a porch. Two men were hit, as the bullets went through a window killing one of two people on the couch. William Lee Martin, 30, was the sole casualty of the shooting.
10 minutes earlier, a separate shooting wounded two 19-year-old men.
Less than an hour after the first shooting, police found a man, who had been shot to death, in a vacant apartment on the City's South Side. Meanwhile a 32-year-old man was found unresponsive after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was identified as Timothy E. Kinds, of the 1100 block of East 81st place, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Elsewhere, at around the same time, a 23-year-old man was shot in both legs after a suspect walked up on him and opened fire. The victim as transported to Swedish Covenant Hospital.
Two and a half hours later, a shooting killed a man, and critically wounded others, another 32-year-old man was shot in the knee and ankle during a separate incident, which including a 29-year-old man getting shot in the knee, abdomen, and shoulder. Aswell Selmon, 46, was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center after sustaining shots to the thigh, abdomen, and buttocks.
By 11:09 p.m. 33-year-old Tremayne Franklin was shot in the head and died following a drive-by on the 6100 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood of the city. Additionally, a 29-year-old man, identified as Walter K. Pate, was found dead inside of his vehicle at around 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1).
Other injuries occurred at 4:15 a.m. when a 30-year-old man was hit in the back during a gang-related incident in the Huboldt Park neighborhood. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg, and a 16-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet while walking down the street, in other shootings. By Saturday afternoon another male and female were shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Their conditions are unknown, but both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The only non-shooting death during the killing spree, occurred at around 12:25 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) morning. Marlon L. Vaughn, 28, was stabbed in the chest and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, 30 minutes later.
In October, Chicago commemorated its lowest homicide numbers in the last 30 years.
Photo: The Chicago Tribune