Weekend Chicago violence: 61 people shot, 10 of them fatally. Five killed from late Sunday afternoon into early Monday.

Weekend Chicago violence: 61 people shot, 10 of them fatally. Five killed from late Sunday afternoon into early Monday.
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Five people were fatally shot in a nine-hour period from late afternoon Sunday into early Monday in Chicago, bringing the weekend toll to 10 dead among at least 61 shot.

Despite the daunting totals, it isn’t the most people shot during a weekend so far this year, or in the past month. Over the long Fourth of July weekend, 108 people were shot, including 17 who were killed. In late June, 77 people were shot in a single non-holiday weekend, seven of them fatally. Seventeen of those were wounded during two mass shootings alone.

Eleven people were shot in a 24-hour period Sunday into Monday, including the five who died.

Chicago police were called to the 1700 block of West 79th Street in Gresham on the South Side about 4:10 p.m. Sunday for a report of a man who had been shot in the abdomen and hand. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said, and was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which had not released his name or age as of Monday.

A little more than three hours later, officers were called to the West Side. At 7:30 p.m., police headed to the 5500 block of West Rice Street in South Austin for a report of a 30-year-old man who was shot after a man approached him with a handgun and opened fire. The man was hit in the shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:58 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. It had not released information about his identity Monday.

At 10:11 p.m., a 31-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Lawler Avenue in South Austin when someone walked up to him and began shooting. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, according to police. He had not been identified Monday.

At 10:24 p.m., police responded to the 7700 block of South Normal Avenue in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood on the South Side. A 49-year-old man was standing and talking to someone in a parked black sedan when a person in the car began shooting at him. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:32 p.m.

He later was identified as Robert Fartheree, 49, of the same block on which he was killed, according to information from the medical examiner’s office.

A man was killed early Monday in the 100 block of North Morgan Street in the West Town neighborhood on the Near West Side. He was standing on the sidewalk when someone in a passing silver sedan shot him, police said. The man, 38, was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office, which had not released information about his identity as of Monday.

Six other people were shot and wounded from Sunday morning to Monday, according to information from police and Tribune records. A total of 11 people were shot, five of them fatally.

Between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, 18 people were shot, three of them fatally.

Police said a 31-year-old man was shot in the head about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of West Van Buren Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tajh Moore, 31, was charged with first-degree murder in the man’s death. Moore, who was still on the scene after the man who was shot was taken to a hospital, told officers he shot the man after a physical fight, police Superintendent David Brown said during a news conference Monday.

Detectives got video evidence of the shooting and saw there was no fight between Moore and the victim, Brown said. In the video, Moore is seen walking up behind the victim and shooting him “execution-style,” he said.

Saturday afternoon, an additional eight people were shot, and none of their injuries were fatal.

Saturday night to Sunday morning, 24 people were shot, two of them fatally. That number included six children, including four teens who were injured in a mass shooting in South Austin, the youngest of them 12.

Brown said drive-by shootings, like the mass shooting that happened Saturday night, are becoming more common.

Brendan Deenihan, the Chicago Police Department’s chief of detectives, said the shooting happened at a graduation party. Police have not found the vehicle that was used, and the people gathered should not have been targeted, Deenihan said.

An 8-year-old boy also was shot Sunday, as was a 16-year-old girl, in unrelated attacks.

kdouglas@chicagotribune.com

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