BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago
At least five men were shot to death last week throughout Chicago.
Only one of the killings happened over the weekend, when at least 47 people were wounded by gunfire.
The most recent killing happened when 24-year-old Ronnie Montgomery was found shot in the chest and shoulder on a sidewalk in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street early Saturday, authorities said.
Montgomery, of the 700 block of West Marquette Road, died less than two hours later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
On Thursday, 19-year-old Alvin Vincent Randolph was shot in the head in the 6400 block of South Damen Avenue in West Englewood about 7:25 p.m., authorities said.
Randolph, who lived on the block, died less than an hour later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Wednesday, 19-year-old Jonathan Garcia was shot in the chest during a fight outside the FoodSmart Urban Market at 2901 W. Armitage Ave. in Logan Square about 11:10 p.m., authorities said.
Garcia, 19, of the 3300 block of West Palmer Street, died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center less than 30 minutes later, authorities said. A 33-year-old man was also wounded and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.
Canady, 19, of the 11300 block of South Stewart Avenue, was shot in the head and abdomen and died later that night at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, authorities said.
Salter, 19, of the 0 – 100 block of East 100th Place, was shot in the head and died at the scene, authorities said.
A third man was shot in the chest and and taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
Additionally, 22-year-old Eric Langham died Monday after being shot July 21, 2014, near South Laporte Avenue and West 46th Street, authorities said. An autopsy determined Langham, of the 4400 block of South Lavergne Avenue, died from complications of multiple gunshot wounds, and the death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In 2015, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 142 Chicago deaths a homicide, including one person fatally shot by police.