A single violent Saturday in Chicago left three people dead—including one man police say was shot more than 15 times—as the homicide rate gets off to a troubling start in the new year.
Around 3:10 p.m. Saturday, DNAinfo Chicago reports the man was found shot multiple times in the abdomen on the 5500 block of South Loomis Boulevard in the West Englewood neighborhood. The man was not immediately identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, though Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien told DNAinfo police believe they have "a possible offender" in custody.
The day got off to a bloody start with a another homicide in Humboldt Park where a 25-year-old River Grove man was shot in the chest around 7 a.m. The Tribune reports David Kartzmark was shot near in the 1500 block of North Talman and died in the the ambulance before even reaching the hospital. Police have no suspects in custody.
Around 6:45 p.m., police responded to a South Chicago home in the 8300 block of South Kingston Avenue where they found 55-year-old Angela Welch stabbed multiple times, reports the Sun-Times. Welch's 25-year-old daughter is suspected of stabbing her mother during a domestic dispute and was taken into custody after initially fleeing from authorities.
Ten more people were injured in single-day shootings around the city, said the Sun-Times in a separate report. Shootings were dispersed throughout Chicago Saturday, even including areas like Irving Park that don't normally see gun violence.
A 22-year-old man killed in an expressway shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning marked Chicago's 10th homicide within the first week of 2013.