WEEK IN REVIEW: Six shot dead throughout Chicago

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Six men were shot to death throughout Chicago last week.

Two of the slayings happened over the weekend, when at least 15 other people were shot and wounded.

The most recent killing happened when a 25-year-old man sitting in a car in the 12200 block of South Racine Avenue was shot in the head about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, police said.

After the shooting, another man in the car drove to the nearby Calumet Police Department, where an ambulance was called. The man died less than an hour later at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, according to the Cook County medical center, which has not yet released his name.

On Saturday, 36-year-old Michael Ricks was shot when gunfire erupted inside Riff Music Lounge in the 2200 block of South Michigan Avenue in the South Loop about 1:20 a.m., authorities said.

Ricks, of the 2300 block of South State Street, was shot in the abdomen area and died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

Prior to being shot, police said he had gotten into an argument with a man who was escorted out of the club, but later returned and opened fire.

“And as a result of that, here we are having to plan for a funeral now of Michael Ricks,” said Carlos Estes, a family friend and spokesman.

On Friday, 24-year-old Uchenna Aginathe manager for Chicago rapper Lil Durk — was sitting in a car in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 1:50 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Agina, 24, of the 7900 block of South Karlov Avenue, died less than an hour later, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Just hours earlier, Agina was part of a group that met with Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah about participating in Noah’s “Rock the Drop” anti-violence campaign.

On Thursday, 21-year-old Antoine Coney was shot on the porch in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street in the Austin neighborhood about 5:30 p.m., authorities said.

Quincy, who lived on the block, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said.

On Wednesday, 25-year-old Edgar Muneton was shot in the 5200 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood about 5:40 p.m., authorities said.

Prior to the shooting, Muneton had gotten into a fight at a nearby business, authorities said. He tried to run away through a back door, but a gunman followed him and opened fire. Emergency crews found him shot multiple times in an alley, police said.

Muneton, of the 2700 block of North Neva Avenue, died less than an hour later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The killings started when 27-year-old U.S. Postal Service employee Anthony Hayes was found shot to death inside a vehicle in the 2800 block of West Warren Boulevard in the East Garfield Park neighborhood about 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

“The Postal Service is deeply saddened by the tragic killing of our co-worker Anthony Hayes,” according to a statement from the postal service. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Anthony’s family, co-workers and friends.”

Nobody has been charged for any of the killings.

Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 81 Chicago deaths in 2015 a homicide.

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