Illinois has enacted the most draconian anti-gun laws in the nation. The results is that Chicago is now more dangerous than Afghanistan.
A 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded by gunfire across the city Friday night into Saturday morning, including a gang-related shooting near the Lincoln Park Zoo, authorities said.
Antonio Davis, of the 8000 block of South Eberhart Avenue, was found dead with several gunshot wounds in the 7000 block of South Union Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood about 8:40 p.m. Friday, according to the Chicago Fire Department and the medical examiner’s office.
The boy was walking with at least one other person when a grey van pulled up and a passenger, a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie, exited with a gun, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
He opened fire, striking the boy. As he lay on the ground, the shooter kept firing. “He shot him while the victim was down several times,’’ Perez said. The shooter then got back into the van, which was driven by another man about the same age – between the ages of 20 and 25.
No one is in custody and a motive for the attack has not been established as of this morning, Perez said.
No one else was hurt.
In another shooting, a person was wounded in the park north of the Lincoln Park Zoo about 4 a.m. today in an incident that left two others injured from a vehicle that hit them and fled the scene, authorities said.
The three victims were in a group that had been hanging out at the lakefront and were gathered near a bike path off the 2400 block of North Cannon Drive when “several” dark colored vehicles approached, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
“One vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a 25-year-old man,’’ said Perez. “It then made a u-turn and hit a 21-year-old woman.’’
As the vehicles were fleeing an occupant from one of the vehicles then started firing towards the group, including the injured, and a 26-year-old man was shot Perez said.
All three were seriously wounded, said Perez. The man shot and the woman hit by the car were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the other man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Perez said.
The vehicles fled and a source indicated the shooting was gang-related.
Fire ambulances took the two people to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a third person to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Cmdr. Sean Flynn, a fire department spokesman, said.
Police cordoned off a long stretch of Cannon Drive between Diversey Parkway and Fullerton Parkway in front of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Police from the Town Hall District and Area North detectives scoured the scene for evidence and questioned two people.