Published On: Tue, Jan 17th, 2017

Chicago shootings: Allante Elmore identified as man killed, teen and 5 others injured on Monday: 10 killed over the weekend

From the middle of Monday to now, one more person has been killed and six others injured in Chicago as shootings continue across the crime riddled city. Police identified the man as Allante Elmore and one of the wounded as a 14-year-old girl.

Elmore, 24, was fatally wounded in a West Side drive-by shooting about 11:35 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Hubbard Street in the Austin neighborhood, according to police. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Stroger, where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m.

Elmore was on a porch when a vehicle pulled up and someone fired multiple shots at him, according to police. No one was in custody in the killing. The man was on house arrest, electronic monitoring after having been arrested Nov. 22 on his block on charges including felony marijuana possession and possession of an assault weapon.

Crime Scene Tape photo/edited pic from FBI.gov

In the afternoon, on the South Side, the 14-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were wounded in a shooting in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The Chicago Tribunne noted that “The girl suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where her condition was stabilized. The man suffered a gunshot wound to left forearm and was in good condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital.”

A male teen was also shot yesterday: “a 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the shoulders as he walked in the Little Village neighborhood around 8:20 a.m., police said.”

Drive-by shootings and drug related violence was the theme again in these shootings. “In the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, a 28-year-old man was shot in the back while walking in the 800 block of East 79th Street around 9:40 a.m., according to police,” they detailed.

At least 39 people have been shot across Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving 10 dead, announced CBS in their coverage of the ongoing violence.

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined.

The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department. The increase in 2016 homicides compared to 2015, when 485 were reported, is the largest spike in 60 years.

The bulk of the deaths and shooting incidents, which jumped from 2,426 in 2015 to 3,550 last year, occurred in only five neighborhoods on the city’s South and West sides, all poor and predominantly black areas where gangs are most active. Police said the shootings in those areas generally wasn’t random, with more than 80 percent of the victims having previously been identified by police as more susceptible because of their gang ties or past arrests.

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