A South Side shooting left four girls and a boy hurt, and on the Northwest Side a 15-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car as shootings across Chicago Sunday night added to the toll of a violent holiday weekend.
At least nine people were killed and at least 36 wounded since Friday. Two of the deaths came Sunday morning when a Cook County Sheriff’s Office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Three of the deaths and 14 of the wounded were shot between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Five children, ranging in age from 11 to 15, were shot by someone who fired from a car shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the 6600 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The children had been playing at a park near an elementary school and were walking home when a car pulled up and someone asked if they were in a particular gang, family members and police said.
One relative said they had said they were not in the gang; another said shots rang out before they could answer. The gunman hit four girls and a boy.
The youngest, 11-year-old Tymisha Washington, was the most seriously wounded and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.
Tymisha, a 5th grader, had just hours earlier had returned from church and shared an Easter dinner with relatives. She was struck by two bullets, one that hit her chin and one that punctured a lung and broke her collarbone, her parents said.