By Peter Nickeas
9:00 AM CDT, June 1, 2013
A man was killed and nine other people wounded in shootings in Chicago from late Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, authorities said.
The one person who did not survive overnight attacks was shot outside a party in the 8400 block of South Constance Avenue in the Stony Island Park neighborhood late Friday, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Dionte Maxwell, 18, of the 8400 block of South Marshfield Avenue. He was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital at 11:53 p.m.
The victim was involved in a verbal dispute that turned into a physical fight about 11 p.m. Friday, said Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The man was believed to have been at a family party when uninvited people arrived, and he got into a dispute with some of them, police said.
The person the victim got into a dispute with pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest, then fled the scene, Mirabelli said.
After the shooting, police in rain gear collected shell casings and a bloody piece of cloth from the alley behind the house where the man was shot. The neighborhood surrounding the crime scene is a mix of meticulously maintained brick bungalows and boarded-up vacant buildings.
In the latest shooting, a man or boy was shot throught the hand about 5:49 a.m. in the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue in Rogers Park, Mirabelli said. The man was dropped off by someone at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized, Mirabelli said.
This morning about 9:35 a.m., a family member of a 21-year-old man called 911 because he had been shot in the left leg, Mirabelli said. The man was found in the 3600 block of West Dickens Street, and was taken to St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment. He claimed to have been shot at 10 p.m. Friday near Fullerton and Kedzie avenues, but was not cooperating with investigators.
On Friday, a 16-year-old boy was shot about 4:30 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Central Park Avenue in the West Lawn neighborhood and walked into Holy Cross Hospital. He's in good condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said.
Another man, 19, was shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood. He was dropped off at Little Company of Mary Hospital and transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
In what police termed a gang-related incident on the West Side, a 20-year-old man was shot on the street in the 1400 block of North Lawler Avenue by a gunman who came up to him and fired multiple times with a 9-mm handgun, according to News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The only wound the man suffered was from a shot that went through his right elbow, Mirabelli said; after he was shot, he fled the scene and was picked up about a block away in the 1500 block of Lawler before being transported to Mt. Sinai, where his condition had stabilized.
Mirabelli said that the victim was not cooperative and that he was combative with both hospital personnel and police officers. Mirabelli said that witnesses identified the shooter and police are looking for him.
Another man, 31, was shot about 12:35 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Thomas Street in the South Austin neighborhood, police said. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a wound to his knee.
Two people were shot walking home from a party in the Lawndale neighborhood about 2:55 a.m., Gaines said. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the foot and a 25-year-old man in the legs, and both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The two left a blood trail on 16th Street between Kedvale and Keeler avenues that a police department evidence technician photographed early Saturday morning. The trail ran through etchings into pavement of pitchforks and six-pointed stars, both gang symbols synonymous with the same gang alliance.
About an hour later, a 25-year-old man walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital on the South Side with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Someone shot him in the 9200 block of South Blackstone Avenue in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.
Tribune reporter Liam Ford contributed to this firstname.lastname@example.org
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