BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor
Four men were fatally shot and a 56-year-old woman was suffocated last week in Chicago.
Two of the fatal shootings happened over the weekend, when at least 26 other people were wounded by gunfire.
The most recent killing happened when a 22-year-old man sitting a vehicle parked in the 400 block of East 72nd Street in the Park Manor community was shot multiple times about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet released his name.
On Friday, 39-year-old David E. Finney was fatally shot during a domestic argument at his home in the 11300 block of South Green Street in the Morgan Park neighborhood about 10:35 p.m., authorities said.
On Wednesday, prosecutors claim passing motorist Joseph Hill stopped near near East 84th Street and South Essex Avenue in South Chicago to ask a group walking down the street if they had marijuana. Hill then opened fire, striking Devante Warnsby in the back of the head about 11 a.m., prosecutors said.
Warnsby, 21, of the 8400 block of South Oglesby Avenue, died that night at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In Logan Square, somebody in a vehicle shot 24-year-old Mikal Malik Johnson in the 2700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue about 3 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
Johnson, of the 1200 block of West Belden Avenue, died Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Johnson was a 2008 graduate of Rolling Meadows High School, where he was a star running back for the football team and finished third in the state wrestling tournament, family said.
Police arrested Hill the next day when he returned to the crime scene with a garbage can to dispose of the body, prosecutors said.
In 2015,, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 98 Chicago deaths a homicide.