Published On: Sun, Oct 29th, 2017

Chicago murders: Washington Park shooting results in 3-year-old shot in car, Nadia Manjarrez killed in separate incident

The Chicago violence has become a national topic and this weekend is no exception as a 3-year-old boy was shot in the back while riding in a car in the Washington Park neighborhood on the city’s South Side early Sunday, police said.

Police confirmed that he was among nine people injured and one killed in shooting attacks across the city between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Officials detailed the shooting near the intersection of South Wabash Avenue and East 60th Street: the boy was riding in the back seat when shots from another vehicle were fired.

The driver of the car sped off and then realized the boy was shot and immediately drove to Holy Cross Hospital, where the boy was initially in serious condition. The boy was later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

At least five bullets pierced the exterior passenger side, police stated.

Crime Scene Tape photo/edited pic from FBI.gov

The fatal shooting from the weekend occurred when an unnamed woman, Nadia Manjarrez, 21, was shot and killed inside a Portage Park apartment from the mishandling of a firearm and it discharge about 10 p.m. Saturday.

She was initially taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition and later pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m.

Officers recovered a weapon on scene and took a 37-year-old man into custody. Detectives were investigating details of the shooting.

The Chicago Tribune chronicled the shootings HERE

At least 16 other people were wounded in separate Chicago shootings between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Last weekend, two men were killed and 26 others were wounded in citywide shootings.

photo JRLibby

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