6 Dead, 25 More Injured By Weekend


Between Friday evening and early Monday, weekend shootings left six people dead and at least 25 more wounded across Chicago.

Eugene Clark, 25, was shot in the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening, the Sun-Times reports. Described by family as a “wonderful man,” Clark was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Police later charged Stanford Thompson, 25, with first-degree murder.

Thompson is scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

The first homicide of the weekend came Friday evening in Chatham when 27-year-old Morrice Gibson was shot and killed just before 7 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue. DNAinfo Chicago reports Gibson was apparently hit in the crossfire when two people shot at a group standing near him.

Later that night in Humboldt Park, 20-year-old Carlos Barron was shot in the abdomen by someone in a light-colored sedan about 9:30 p.m. near Hirsch Street and Springfield Avenue, DNAinfo reports. Barron was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m. at an area hospital.

On Saturday, in addition to Clark’s murder, a 34-year-old man was shot in the 8500 block of South Saginaw Avenue about 10:58 p.m. According to the Sun-Times, William Brown was pronounced dead at a local hospital about an hour later. Police believe the shooting to be gang-related.

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/eugene-clark-shot-chicago_n_3636151.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago

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