Killing Season Chicago, Wicker Park, July 2011

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Update: More Weekend Violence (4)

Sunday August 15th

Johnny Taylor
34 years old
Preliminary reports said officers were patrolling the area about 9:10 p.m. when they heard gunfire. Soon after, police found Taylor shot on the sidewalk in the 9000 block of South Commercial Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at 10:08 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A witness at the scene told police an unknown suspect, between the ages of 16 and 20, exited a dark-colored vehicle and shot Taylor. The gunman then jumped back into the vehicle and fled.

Damien Turner
18 years old
At about 12:08 a.m., officers responded to a man shot in the 6100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in the South Side's West Woodlawn neighborhood. He was shot in the back at the above address and pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Shell casing were found on the sidewalk.

Karen Salino
52 years old
Salino went to her boyfriend, William Caponegri's apartment on the 6700 block of North Glenwood Avenue late Saturday, where the two got into an argument and Caponegri is alleged to have strangled her with his hands. Police responded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to Caponegri's apartment after his roommate, who had returned home from watching a game, called police after finding Salino unresponsive. Police said she was found on a bed with contusions and scratches around her neck and a puncture wound to the arm. An autopsy has determined that the cause of death was strangulation and it was ruled a homicide. She was dead on the scene.

Saturday August 14th

Anthony Martinez
22 years old
At about 3 a.m., Martinez got into a dispute with the driver of a black Honda car at a gas station in the 5900 block of South California Avenue in tha Southwest Side's Gage Park neighborhood. The two traded gang slogans and accusations before the driver ran over the other man. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital just after 5:33 a.m.

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