12 hour shootings

Via Chicago Tribune:

Sixteen people were shot in Chicago over a 12-hour period Monday, including two along a Safe Passage school route in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities.

Five died in the shootings — from Cragin on the Northwest Side to Roseland on the Far South Side. Those shot ranged in age from 16 to 56. Several survivors were in critical condition.

The burst of shootings came after no one was reported shot in the city through most of the day Sunday into Monday morning.

• Two teens were shot, one fatally, in the 3000 block of South Kedvale about 5 p.m. in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. A 19-year-old died and a 16-year-old shot in the back was in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

The older of the two shot affiliates with a gang in that area, and the shooting was tied to his gang affiliation, according to police. The shooter approached and fled on foot, police said. No one was in custody.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as David Martinez, of the 2700 block of South Komensky Avenue a few blocks from where he was killed.

Two hours after the shooting, the body of the 19-year-old man still lay partially covered by a sheet outside a two-story firehouse just north of 31st Street on Kedvale Avenue.

Amid the steady downpour, about half a dozen of the man’s family walked swiftly toward the crime scene. They told the police the man’s name and birth date, to which he gave a reluctant nod.

A woman who identified herself as the victim’s sister wailed to her mother.

“I should’ve kept him (mom)!” she said. “I’m so sorry, David!”

“Not David!” the mother yelled.

As the mother sat and sobbed under the awning of a building on the corner, the sister turned toward six men with hooded sweatshirts in front of a grocery store across the street.

“I hate every one of you (expletive) idiots,” she said to silent stares. “I hate this (expletive) neighborhood!”

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