6 shot — 1 fatally — in Chicago since Friday evening

One person has been killed and five others wounded in Chicago gun violence since 5 p.m. Friday.

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday while buying a meal inside a restaurant in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Just after 1 a.m., Warrick Smith II was ordering food inside a restaurant in the 10200 block of South State Street when someone burst inside with a gun and opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Smith was shot in his chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died less than an hour later, authorities said. He lived in the same block where he was shot.

In nonfatal shootings, a man was shot multiple times Saturday evening in Englewood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 6:40 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Green Street, police said. The 42-year-old man was struck in his chest and abdomen, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition. No one was in custody.

Before dawn Saturday, a woman wounded by a stray bullet Saturday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. At 2:22 a.m., the 23-year-old was riding in a vehicle passing through the 200 block of South Central Avenue when people in two SUVs began shooting each other, police said. The woman, caught between the two SUVs, was shot in the leg and taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park in good condition.

Hours earlier, service on the Red Line was snarled for about three hours after a man was shot inside a CTA train Saturday morning near the Chinatown neighborhood’s Cermak station.

At 12:14 a.m., the 38-year-old was wounded by gunfire inside a Red Line train at the Cermak-Chinatown stop in the 100 block of West Cermak, police said. He was shot after arguing with a 25-year-old man inside the train. The altercation became physical, and the 25-year-old pulled out a handgun and fired shots.

The 38-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to police and the Chicago Fire Department. The 25-year-old was brought to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both were in serious-to-critical condition.

No charges were filed yet as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.

About the same time, a woman was shot while walking down a street in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

At 12:12 a.m., the 42-year-old was shot in the face while walking in the 6000 block of South Washtenaw, police said. She did not discern where the shooter came from. She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

The first shooting this weekend wounded a man in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Just after 9:30 p.m., a 47-year-old man was arguing with his girlfriend inside a home in the 6700 block of South Winchester Avenue when she opened fire, police said.

He was struck in his shoulder and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized, police said. The alleged shooter was arrested at the scene and charges were pending.

Last weekend, at least two people were killed and 13 others were wounded by shootings in Chicago.


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