At least eight people dead & teen boy among 14 others injured as violence erupts on streets of Chicago in deadly weekend

AT least eight people have been killed as a series of deadly shootings rocked Chicago this weekend.

A teen boy, 16, was among 14 people injured as violence hit the streets of the Windy City.

Tashawnna Anderson, 26, was shot in River North early on Saturday morning after spotting her friend’s boyfriend with another woman, her family told WLS.

She and her sister LaShawn had been at the 10Pin Bowling Lounge.

Tashawnna went outside to meet her friend who was arguing with her partner.

A man got out of the passenger side of the car and punched her cousin before allegedly taking aim at Tashawnna and LaShawn.

LaShawn told WLS: “Why would you shoot my sister? She wasn’t arguing with him or nothing!

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“She wasn’t even arguing with him. She was taken up for her friend.”

Witness Justin Beters said: “I saw a whole bunch of females surrounding another female on the ground.”

LaShawn was reportedly shot in the thigh, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

She tried to stop her sister's injury from bleeding out.

LaShawn told WLS: "I'm telling her 'You could make it! You can hold on! Because I know she's strong."

A man was shot dead while trying to commit a robbery in Calumet Heights, Chicago on Saturday.

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Two people were walking back to their car from a store when they started talking to a 32-year-old man.

They got into their vehicle while he got into the backseat, striking one with his weapon.

The alleged robber, later identified as Xavier Johnson, was hit in the forehead, leg, and chest.

He was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kier Carmichael-Smith, 27, was shot several times after an alleged suspect opened fire from inside a car.


He was taken to hospital and died, according to police.

A woman, 28, was shot in her chest and died after reportedly arguing with a man, police revealed.

A 30-year-old was killed after being shot in the head in Albany Park just after 6am on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center hospital in a serious condition.

The victims haven’t been identified and it’s not known what caused the shooting.

A man was found dead inside a business on Sunday, while medics found a 62-year-old woman unresponsive at a home in West Ridge.

She suffered one gunshot wound to the chest and officers pronounced her dead at the scene.

Cops found a man fatally shot in Douglas on Friday.

Officers also responded to a series of non-fatal shootings across the weekend.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy was targeted in a drive-by shooting on Sunday.


Police revealed that he was in a car when someone inside an SUV opened fire.

The victim, who hasn’t been named, was taken to hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

He was struck in the left side of the face, according to cops.

Two men, 21, and 22, were shot in the back just after 4am on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man suffered a wound to his thigh and is reportedly in a critical condition in hospital.

The suspected shooter hasn’t been arrested as officers investigate the case.

A man, 35, was trying to get into his car in the South Side area when someone tried to block him in.

The driver then demanded his vehicle and opened fire.

Cops continue to hunt for the suspect while the injured man is reportedly in a good condition.

A man, 29, was found lying on the ground in Garfield Park with injuries to his leg.

Cops continue to investigate the shooting as no one has been arrested by police. No suspects have been identified.

And a 43-year-old man was shot when three people tried to follow him into his home at around 2:30am on Saturday.

One of the three individuals shot at the homeowner once.

Cops are investigating the shooting as the alleged suspects fled the scene.

One man was at a home with several men when he realized he was shot just after 11:50pm local time on Friday.

He suffered four gunshot wounds to the left thigh.

A 54-year-old man was shot after being involved in a physical altercation.

Meanwhile, another male, 41, suffered injuries to his chest and arm after being shot at while in his car.

Shots were fired at a man, 21, who was walking into a gas station in Brighton Park on Friday. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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Cops said a suspect from a car opened fire at the victim.

Detectives in the area are investigating the shooting as no arrests have been made.

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