Killing Season Chicago, Wicker Park, July 2011

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Update: Saturday Night (6)

Adolfo Guijardo-Soria
17 years old
At about 11:45 p.m. in Gage Park, Guijardo-Soria, was standing outside during a block party in the 5800 block of South Campbell Avenue when he was shot in the head. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m.

Darrell McKinney
15 years old
McKinney was on a sidewalk in the 900 block of North Harding at about 8:40 p.m. at a block party in the Humboldt Park neighborhood when he was shot when a suspect opened fire on another man during a foot chase. He died a short time later. Witnesses told police that just prior to the shooting they saw a male in a black shirt chasing another male in a white shirt on Harding.

Wesley Taylor
23 years old
At about 6:30 p.m. two men were at a block party in the 4400 block of West Wilcox Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when they followed several people into an alley and got into a fight. Taylor was found lying in the alley. He was shot several times and pronounced dead at the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital.

An autopsy today showed that the woman whose body was found burned in a West Side alley Saturday morning was beaten to death. Officials determined that the woman had been assaulted and ruled the woman's death a homicide due to evidence of blunt head trauma. Her body was found when officers were called to the 2800 block of West Washington Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. Detectives are still trying to identify the woman, who was doused with an unknown flammable substance and ignited.

George Esco
57 years old
Esco had been the victim of a battery seven weeks ago at about 8 p.m. on July 10 in the 5300 block of West North Avenue. He was declared dead at 12:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Hospital. Following an autopsy today, the medical examiner's office determined Esco's death was a homicide, and that he died of head injuries from blunt head trauma in an assault.

Edward Ramos
24 years old
At about 12:10 a.m., police responded to a call for a man with a gunshot wound to his chest at the man's home on the 7000 block of West Grand Avenue in the Northwest Side Montclare neighborhood. According to preliminary information, three males kicked in a side door to a house and then fired shots, hitting him in the chest. Ramos was pronounced dead at 5:36 a.m. at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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