CHICAGO (STMW) – Six people have been killed and at least 23 wounded in violence across Chicago since Friday evening.
Chicago police said the weekend’s gun violence represents a significant drop compared with Memorial Day Weekend in 2012, when shootings throughout the city killed 10 people and hurt 47 others.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Goose Island area on the city’s Near North Side.
Charles Jones, 42, the manager of a Far South Side gentleman’s club, was shot to death in a confrontation with another motorist, whose 2005 Buick LaCrosse sideswiped Jones’ Maserati, police said.
Jones was shot about 2:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Branch Street and a 42-year-old woman in his car was wounded, police sad. Authorities said Jones lived in the 1100 block of North Dearborn in Chicago and also had a home in the 2900 block of Indian Creek Drive in Miami, Fla.
When Jones pulled over to talk to the driver of the Buick, the driver and a passenger the car, walked to another vehicle and then came back. One of them had a gun and shot Jones, police said. Jones was declared dead at 3:33 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The woman with Jones was shot in the back or hip and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. Area Central detectives and the police Major Accident Investigation Unit were investigating, but nobody was in custody.
About 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Malcolm Dobbey, 27, was shot to death in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police officers had responded to a call of a disturbance in the 12100 block of South Indiana Avenue and, while dealing with the disturbance, found a man unresponsive in a backyard.
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