7 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

by Chicago Sun Times  |  published on October 16, 2016

ChicagoSeven people were killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened Saturday morning in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 7 a.m., officers responding to reports of shots fired in the 2600 block of West 23rd found 26-year-old Vincent Zarco unresponsive with a gunshot wound, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Zarco, who lived in the 2400 block of Wesley Avenue in Berwyn, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m., authorities said. Officers also saw a vehicle drive away from the scene. When they attempted to pull it over, the driver threw a gun out of the window. The two occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and were being questioned by Area Central detectives Saturday morning.

Several hours earlier, a man was shot to death in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. A vehicle pulled up to the 26-year-old man about 4:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Rhodes, and someone inside shot him in the neck. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, police said. The medical examiner’s office has not yet released his name.

Friday night, another 26-year-old man was slain in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was outside at 8:55 p.m. in the 6000 block of North Talman when a group of people walked up and fired shots, hitting him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m., authorities said. His name has not been released.

  • Orlando coombs

    Everybody is talking crazy about now. The problem with gun violence in Chicago has been going on long before Obama was even born. For well over 10p years now, Chicago has had a problem with gun violence. From the days of Al Capone and even before, all through the prohibition era to now, Chicago has been a cesspool of gun violence. There was drive by shootings then. Innocent bystanders were getting hit then. There were corrupt cops then just like now. The only difference now is that over the last 40 years, black and latino kids have been killing each other on a regular basis. When we kill one another no one cares. As long as drugs and guns run rampant in poor black and latino neighborhoods, it’s ok who cares? Under a system of white supremacy, black lives do not matter. And what makes it so bad is that the police make no distinction between the good kids and the bad ones and the whole community is judged by the actions of a few. That’s wrong. Cause most of those kids in the black and latino neighborhoods of Chicago are good kids, going to school, getting good grades, involved in very positive activities taking place in the community. It’s a small few causing the havoc, not all of em. We need to remember that and realize that it’s those good kids who are ultimately fix this mess. Not government, not city hall, not the governor, and not Obama. I love him but he ain’t the messiah and he can’t fix it.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Just a regular weekend in Chicago. Not a problem. Not worth mentioning. why no National Guard? FBI?Federal Marshals? Seems to me the people don’t matter.. Welcome to Obama;s world.

  • Smitch

    Congratulations Liberal GUN HATER’S! You SUCK Di_K!

  • Karen E. Simpson

    If this were any other city in America Marshall law would be declared and the National guard would be called up to round up the thugs BUT the mayor of Chicago is obama’s boy Rahm Emanuel. God forbid that obama would do anything to even remotely imply that his boy is ineffectual.
    Just a note: I do not capitalize obama nor have I ever in the last eight years put his title with his name. He is a disgrace to put it mildly.

  • Born in the South and proud

    As with all animals the law of the jungle is the only law these people adhere too.
    Trump 2016 God Bless America

  • Mys77

    Seems like most of those murders happen at night early morning, outside in the streets…what would happen if there was a mandatory curfew, lights turned off..? Most crimes at night, drug deals, robbery, drinking, drug use, fights, parties, ect…people who are in their homes are safer…but of course, in case you have domstic abuse. Where are the spiritual leaders in these communities? They need a change of heart, come to the cross, at least get them saved before they die!

    • Born in the South and proud

      The only curfew that would work is to shoot violators on sight no questions asked.

  • BOC

    Chicago, another Democrat success story!

    • The Redhawk

      BULLS EYE!!!

  • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

    THE GUNS THEY SHOULD ROUND UP ARE THESE THUGS GUNS. BUT NO THEY WANT OUR GUN SO THEY CAN TAKE TOTAL CONTROL OF US CITIZENS.

    • Rodney Steward

      And like Europe, feed us t the muslims!

    • ChiefD

      Those thugs don’t get their guns legally, so even if they were traced, all that would come up is a victim of a gun theft, or a straw buyer who doesn’t exist. Gun control is practicing and making your shots count.

    • reggie

      the blm are a bunch of hired thugs paid for by soros. They’ll get to keep their guns.

    • The Redhawk

      yEAH but then the BLM would be without any FIREPOWER and we be under attack

  • Rodney Steward

    What’s the deal about these shootings, I thought this was just a normal thing for Chiraq, just keep feeding them guns, they’re controlling their own thug problem!

    • The Redhawk

      Oh Heck this was just another Campaign Promise by ODUMBO about ” Cleaning up the SWAMP”….Let Em at iT , he needs at least ONE sUccessfully kept Promise!!! Look at all the UNKEPT ONES

      • Rodney Steward

        That swamp is self cleaning, and he did keep one other promise, the change part, the POS has tore this country all to he$$ !!!

        • The Redhawk

          i give you that “change part” but the Swamp which is now a CESSPOOL never Gets drained of Professional Potical “HORES”…….Without Term LIMITS

          • Rodney Steward

            OHHH, that cesspool, you’re right, that polluted trash pit needs cleaning to the max, and YES, TERM LIMITS NEEDED!!

  • reggie

    Black lives count. Where are the protests? Oh, I know, Soros does not fund protests when the carnage is Black on Black. Really sad. People wake up! He never cared for his own Hungarian Jews, sent them to the gas chamber. He only cares about you to suit his needs and he will dump you in the garbage the minute you have fulfilled his ‘job’.

    • Rodney Steward

      Why Soros funds the Dem. party., like they really say, we own them keep feeding them free stuff! The free cell phone was the biggest hit in 10 years!

      • The Redhawk

        DUMMIE C RATS are THE REAL RACISTS and Funded by CLINTON/SOROS

        • Rodney Steward

          EXACTLY!!

      • reggie

        powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/08/ford-foundation-will-fund-black-lives-matter-big-time.php

        • Rodney Steward

          Pretty sick crap, it’s unreal at what all goes on in this country!

    • The Redhawk

      IF ” BLACK LIVES MATTERED” the MORONS would be Protesting PLANNED PARENTHOOD …..whee the NUMBERS are ASTRNOMICAL

      • reggie

        You’re thinking too much, after all, queen butchery said they don’t count one second before birth. Besides, Black babies are not born black.

        • The Redhawk

          HMMMMM… then inthe Open skullery and transparency of of queen butchery and Pansy Barry they should change their Anarchist Banner to say ” WHUTS LIFS DUNT MATTER NOhow nu Ways nohow”

          • reggie

            Yup. no, nada. ‘cepin deres, o korse.

          • The Redhawk

            dat be whu me saych

          • reggie

            Gotcha, me 2.

          • The Redhawk

            Eggzacherty

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