A 16-year-old boy was one of three people killed in shootings Sunday on the North, West and South sides of the city.
At least six other people were injured in shootings across the city that continued into this morning.
The most recent of the three fatal shootings happened about 11 p.m. Sunday in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood.
Two shooters opened fire on a man and a woman sitting in a vehicle in the 4000 block of West Cullerton Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.
The man, who was 35 years old, died at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the back, according to police. The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed it was notified of the death and later identified the man as Ernest J. Carter of the 4000 block of West 21st Street in Chicago.
The man's name has not been released pending notification of family.
The 37-year-old woman sitting with the man was also shot in the back, according to police. She was taken to Sinai, where she was listed in serious condition.
Earlier, in the Rogers Park neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot in the head at 3:43 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien. He was identified as Blake Lamb, of the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue in Chicago, by the Cook County medical examiner's office.
First responders found the man unresponsive on the sidewalk, police said. He died on the scene.
Following the shooting, a crowd gathered along Howard Street, in front of the Willye B. White Park, where the man's body lay under a white sheet, just east of the park fieldhouse. A small group held an impromptu prayer vigil for the man, whom a few in the crowd knew.
"There's too many killings going on right now, man," said a man who led the prayer vigil and identified himself only as J.W. "We need to stop this, man, we need to stop it."
As police investigated, groups around the crime scene grew, until police expanded the area cordoned off with police tape and a police sergeant retrieved a rifle from his squad car trunk in case of trouble. It appeared fights almost broke out on the edge of the crime scene, but the crowds calmed somewhat when police expanded the taped-off area.
Earlier, in the city's South Deering community on the Far South Side, a 16-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man were shot about 2:50 p.m. in the 10500 block of South Oglesby Avenue, police said.
The boy, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Joseph Brewer, Jr. of the 10600 block of Oglesby, was found on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the back, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead at 3:39 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
The 28-year-old man was found in the back seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the hand, according to police. He was treated and released from Advocate Trinity Hospital.
About 12:45 a.m. Monday morning, a 19-year-old man was shot and seriously injured in the 8300 block of South Carpenter Street in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
Shortly after, about 1 a.m., a 27-year-old arrived at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center after being shot in the cheek in the 5600 block South Shields Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. He was later transferred to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and his condition had been stabilized, police said.
Just before 4 a.m., a 46-year-old man was shot in the 400 block of West 60th Street, police said. The man was sitting in a car in a vacant lot when people pulled up in a vehicle and opened fire, police said.
The man was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.
Earlier, about 7 p.m. a 33-year-old man was shot in the leg Sunday evening in the 5000 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. He was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.Copyright © 2015, RedEye