While Chicago Protest over 'Black Lives Matter' Go On, 4 killed, 8 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings (So Far)
Four people were killed and at least eight others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Friday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Hommy Vega, 36, was sitting in a vehicle about 1:20 p.m. in the 0-100 block of North Hamlin Boulevard when someone fired shots, hitting him in the right side of the chest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Vega, of the 1300 block of West Chicago Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:58 p.m., authorities said.
A man died about four hours after a shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood early Friday.
Christopher Williams, 31, was walking in the 7800 block of South Maryland about 1:30 a.m. when someone got out of an SUV and shot him several times, authorities said.
Williams, of the 800 block of East 78th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 5 a.m., authorities said.
In a Thanksgiving Day shooting, a 23-year-old man was gunned down in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side.
Jontaye Walker was standing outside in the 2200 block of West Thome Avenue about 1:15 p.m. Thursday when someone got out of a vehicle, walked up and opened fire, authorities said. The shooter then jumped into a dark green minivan, which sped away northbound.
Walker, of the 6200 block of North Bell Avenue, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and died at the scene minutes later, authorities said.