Chicago turned violent over the holiday weekend as five men were killed and more than 20 were injured in shootings and stabbings since Friday.
The deaths began Friday afternoon:
- Police found 21-year-old David Caradine unresponsive in a van on the 1300 block of South independence Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Cause of death unlisted.
- Javone Oliphant was one of two men shot multiple times on the 1300 block of West Hastings Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday. Oliphant was pronounced dead at 12:09 a.m. Saturday at John H. Stroger Hospital.
- Charles Bell, 25, of Harvey, died Saturday morning after he and a 34-year-old woman were shot while sitting in a vehicle on the 8500 block of South Givins Court early Saturday morning. No word yet on the woman’s condition. She was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.
- Jose Moldonado, 22, died in the street just before 9 a.m. Saturday after getting into an argument with a driver who pulled a gun and shot him in the head.
- Ricardo Hall, 30, died early Sunday morning after sustaining a gunshot wound to the neck. He was on the 6400 block of South Honore Street.
Despite the deluge of shootings and other violent crimes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday sent a press release congratualting the city’s public safety agencies for making fewer arrests at the city’s spolight festivals.
“I commend the City’s public safety agencies and employees for their efforts to make this year’s event the safest in recent memory,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.