Brian Corpian – 06/29/2016
17 people shot, 3 fatally, Friday night into Saturday morning.
A bi-line report was released this past Friday and updated Monday night by the Chicago Tribune stating that 17 people were gunned down in Chicago this past Friday night. The most interesting fact of their story, is not one single mention of the suspects who allegedly committed the shootings.
The killings appear random and do not suggest any motives as to why they happened. Was this just a bloody day in Chicago committed by people who had no connection with each other, or was this a virtually unreported terrorist attack in Chicago.
You decide. In my opinion there are too many omitted facts and I would find it hard to believe that the mainstream media is not burying this story. Seriously, 17 people shot in one day by random acts of violence did not merit reporting by the mainstream media?
A woman in a tank top walked down 77th Street late Friday and looked a row of police officers in the eye.
The man lying dead across the street was her only grandson, and she wanted to know: “Where was he shot on the body?”
She spoke softly with the officers for a moment, then walked away to make a phone call: “Yeah, he dead.”
Reginald Turner, 26, had been shot in the head about 10 p.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His body remained at the corner of 77th and Sangamon streets covered in blue fabric. He was among 17 people shot, 3 fatally, Friday night into Saturday morning.
A woman across Sangamon began to scream.
“Wake up! Wake up!” she yelled. The sound echoed down the block. “Reggie, please wake up! Reggie, wake up! Please, wake up!”
Turner was one of six people shot between 9 and 10 p.m. Friday. In all, three people were killed and at least 13 others were wounded across Chicago from Friday evening to early Saturday.
Turner’s grandmother stayed at the scene, pacing up and down 77th.
“My whole body …” she said. Her voice was fading.
“It’s going to take a while,” a nearby woman told her. “I lost two.”
The woman, who gave her name as Linda, said that in 2006 two of her sons had been shot nearby within weeks of each other.
She doesn’t often come back to the area. But her surviving children still hang out there — “I don’t know why, but they do” — and when she heard about the homicide, she came back too.
She knew what was in store for Turner’s grandmother, she said.
“A lot of praying. A lot of praying,” she said. “I still pray. I pray for people to be better, stop all this killing.”
Anthony Thomas Darring Sr. and his wife, Valorie, lived nearby until their son, also named Anthony, was killed at 82nd and Peoria streets 19 years ago. Their younger son is engaged to Turner’s sister, and the families are close, they said. The Darrings drove in from the suburbs when they heard the news.
They wanted to send Turner’s family a message: “We’re not alone,” Anthony Darring said. “No matter how, you’re not alone.
“You do all you can to protect your kids,” he said. “You put them in the hands of God, but there’s so much corruption out here.”
The younger Anthony Darring kept clippings of obituaries attached to his bedroom mirror: remembrances of friends who had been killed.
“I didn’t want to have an obituary of my son to put up on his mirror,” his father said. “Now my younger son, he has obituaries on his mirror. He’s got three on his mirror now. (Turner’s) is going to be the fourth one.”
Two other men were shot dead earlier Friday.
At 9 p.m., a 23-year-old man was killed in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was in the 1000 block of North Harding Avenue when someone shot him in the chest. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition and later pronounced dead.
The man was later identified as Brandon Nolls, 24, of the 1100 block of Summit Street in Joliet, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m. at Mount Sinai after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the head about 4:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Elizabeth Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.
Officers were called to the scene following a report of a person shot and found the man wounded, police said.
The man was later identified as Jeremy Clark, of the 5700 block of South Loomis Street. He was pronounced dead at 5:11 p.m. at Stroger after suffering a gunshot wound to the neck, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In nonfatal shootings:
At 4:50 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in West Garfield Park. He was discovered in a car with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4700 block of West Monroe Street and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
At about 3:50 a.m. Saturday, a man walked in to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The man, 26, was being uncooperative with investigators and as of Saturday morning it was unknown where in the city he had been shot. His condition was stabilized.
At 2 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. He was in the 5900 block of South Albany Avenue when someone in a vehicle yelled gang slogans and fired shots. The man was shot in the leg and grazed in the shoulder and chest. He went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.
At 1:02 a.m., two people were shot in Rogers Park. A 26-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were at a stoplight in the 6800 block of North Ridge Boulevard when the shooting began. The woman was shot twice in the shoulder, twice in the thigh, once in the calf and once in the finger. The man was shot in the cheek. Both went to Presence St. Francis Hospital and their conditions were stabilized.
At 12:40 a.m. Saturday, two people were shot in the Homan Square neighborhood. A 22-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were in the 700 block of South Spaulding Avenue when someone fired shots from an SUV. The woman was shot in the buttock and leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Her condition was stabilized. The boy was shot in the chest and got himself to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in critical condition.
South Spaulding Avenue shooting
A member of the Chicago Police Department talks to people in a vehicle at the scene of a shooting in the 700 block of South Spaulding Avenue on June 25, 2016, in the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Two people were shot. (Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)
At 12:37 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 8100 block of South Green Street. He went to St. Bernard Hospital and his condition was stabilized.
About 12:25 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot and robbed in the 7600 block of South Harvard Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood. He was outside when three men approached and started shooting, hitting the man in the buttocks, chest, right leg and right arm. When he was laying on the ground, they took money from his pockets and fled. The man shot later fled to the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue where someone called police on his behalf. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and his condition was stabilized, police said.
At 10 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the South Austin neighborhood. He was shot in the hand and buttock in the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital, and his condition was stabilized.
At 9:40 p.m., a 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was on the street in the 2600 block of West Potomac Avenue as a white SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots. He was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
Also at 9:40 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in Englewood. He was in the 6500 block of South Laflin Street when he was shot in the shoulder. He went to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.
At 9 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in North Austin. He was in the 4900 block of West Kamerling Avenue when he was shot in both legs. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
About 6:50 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Emerald Avenue in the city’s Brainerd neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg, police said. He was in an alley at that address when someone approached on foot and fired shots, then fled. The man went to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.
Article published on June 25, 2016 by Chicago Tribune