A holiday weekend party turned deadly in South Chicago on Saturday night when two people started shooting, leaving 18-year-old Dequan M. Barnett dead and five other people wounded, one critically.
It happened about 2:15 a.m. in the 8800 block of South Exchange, according to Chicago Police. Community activist Andrew Holmes said people at the party jumped from a second-floor porch and windows after two people started shooting.
Barnett was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 4500 block of South Lake Park Avenue.
A 20-year-old man shot in the groin was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with a 21-year-old man with an arm wound whose condition was stabilized, police said.
A 25-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital with a graze wound to the head; a 22-year-old man shot in the hand went to Trinity Hospital; and a 23-year-old man shot in the arm went to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Their conditions were stabilized.
Three hours earlier, another 18-year-old man had been seriously wounded in another shooting a block away.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire