Killing Season Chicago, Wicker Park, July 2011

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Update: At Least 27 People Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend, 7 Dead

Between noon on Saturday and noon on Sunday, at least 22 people were shot in the city, the Chicago Tribune reports. One of those wounded was a woman who was eight months pregnant. The violence continued through Memorial Day into early Tuesday morning, when five more people were shot in separate incidents. Here are those pronounced dead.

Saturday, May 29th (1)

Mark Pekovitch
39 years old
Pekovitch was shot Thursday evening and died today from from a gun shot wound to the head. He was standing on the sidewalk on the 3200 block of West Division Street when he was struck.

Sunday, May 30th (4)

Darius Murphy
19 years old
Officers responded to shots fired in the 5100 block of South Laflin Street about 12:30 a.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his head.He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m.

Allen Olivia
19 years old
The incident happened at about 1 a.m. in the 3200 block of South Ashland Avenue. The victim was walking with a companion when three men approached and "without provocation" struck his head with the bat, she said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where a doctor determined that he also had been stabbed twice in the back. He was taken into surgery, but doctors were unable to save his life. He was pronounced dead at 5:42 a.m.

Frankie Zamudio
18 years old
Zamudio was shot in the chest by an assailant riding a bicycle at 2830 W. 46th St. at about 9:24 p.m. in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood and was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Laird Marble
27 years old
Marble was playing dice or a game of chance with another person when a disagreement began and he was shot several times in his chest late Sunday night in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street. He was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m. at Stroger Hospital.

Monday, May 31st (2)

He suffered multiple gunshot wounds about 3:44 a.m. in the 2600 block of South Ridgeway Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified. An autopsy found he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Quintin Sharp
25 years old
An armed security guard fatally shot a man who was fighting over his 6-year-old son with his girlfriend when the guard intervened and the man attempted to run him over with a car at a South Side housing complex, police said. At about 8:15 a.m. near East 65th and South King Drive, the guard with Digby Security intervened in a domestic dispute over custody of the boy in the gated parking lot of a subsidized housing complex. The man was fleeing with the child in the Buick sedan when he drove toward the on-duty guard, attempting to run him over. The guard, a man in his 40s, fired multiple shots at the driver, who crashed the vehicle. Sharp, was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. at Christ Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

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