8 Dead, 46 Shot During Chicago Labor Day Weekend 2015

A man was stabbed to death on Labor Day and at least seven other people were fatally shot over the long holiday weekend in Chicago. Those shot to death were among at least 43 people shot from Friday night to Monday evening.

Reports Chicago Tribune:

A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead after being shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood at 7:47 p.m., police said.

The man, who was on parole, was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Earlier, Derrick Simpson, 56, was stabbed to death late Monday morning near his home in the 800 block of East 81st Street after an altercation turned physical, police said. Simpson was stabbed in the chest at about 11:34 a.m. during the fight, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was pronounced dead there at 12:16 p.m., authorities said.

On Sunday, 20-year-old Reba Wagner, whose home address was not available, was shot dead at about 7:45 a.m. Sunday in the 7200 block of South Green Street in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.

She suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Lavell Southern, a 23-year-old from Calumet Heights, was fatally shot at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Randolph Street and Racine Avenue on the Near West Side, authorities said.

Southern was sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Another 23-year-old with him was shot in the shoulder, police said.

Twenty-year-old Shaquandra Ratliff, who family said has a 2-year-old son, was fatally shot at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 6100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

A fight erupted during an outdoor party commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of a gang member, police said.

Ratliff, who police said had no gang affiliation, was in an alley and was struck in the head.

Leonard J. Williams-Tate, a 31-year-old North Austin resident, was fatally shot about 11:20 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of North Mayfield Avenue, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after getting shot in the side and was later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Jamaal Barney, 22, was fatally shot about 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of South Drake Avenue, also in Lawndale, police said.

Someone in a gold SUV fired shots at him, police said.

Also in Lawndale Friday night, a 35-year-old man was fatally shot in the abdomen about 8:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Richmond Street, police said. Someone drove him to Mount Sinai, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.