by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times

June 22, 2021

CHICAGO — Following a week of mass shootings and a weekend in which at least 52 people were shot across the city, Chicago had one of its bloodiest days of the year on Monday.

Monday produced at least seven homicides, one fewer than the bloodiest day for homicides this year.  That was only a week ago, when eight people were killed in a mass shooting in Englewood, including four children.

The violence came after a weekend in which seven people were killed and 45 others injured.

A Maryland graduate student was stabbed to death in the Loop on Saturday afternoon, and a couple was shot to death later that night during the Puerto Rican Day procession.

In total, 317 homicides have occurred in Chicago this year, up from 302 at the same period last year.

The total number of homicides in 2020 was 775, up from 506 in 2019. 

Under Mayor Lightfoot’s leadership to battle crime the following people were killed on Monday:

A 19-year-old girl was sitting in a car in the 300 block of West 52nd Place in Fuller Park at 9:40 p.m. when a gunman in a gray Infiniti G35 got out and opened fire.  The victim was hit twice in the side her body and once in the lower back.  She was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.

On the Far South Side, a man was murdered, and a woman was gravely injured. The victims were in a car in the 11800 block of South Michigan Avenue when they were shot at 9:40 p.m., according to CPD.  The 32-year-old male declared dead at Christ Medical Center.  The 35-year-old woman is listed in critical condition.

In Fernwood, a man was murdered while working on his car around 8:40 p.m. in front of his home in the 10400 block of South Eggleston Avenue.  The 28-year-old was hit multiple times and sent to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

A shooting in Woodlawn claimed the lives  of Dominique Johnson, 20, and Shanal Guy, 18, when both were shot in the head in the 6300 block of South Kimbark Avenue around 5:40 p.m.  Both were declared dead at the scene.  No comment from the Mayor if she was having dinner at 5:40 pm.

In East Garfield Park, a 23-year-old man was in a car in the 3400 block of West Walnut Street when a car approached and a gunman within opened fire.  The individual received injuries to his neck and back.  He was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.

A 67-year-old man was slain in a road rage shooting in Lawndale at 9:45 a.m., the gunman believed Patrick Earl had cut him off in the 1600 block of South Kostner Avenue, according to CPD.  He argued with Earl, then pulled out a revolver and fired two rounds, one of which hit Earl in the chest.  Earl was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  No comment from the Mayor if she was eating breakfast at the time.