He Was Thought Dead. Then the Sheet Twitched

17-year-old shooting victim stirs before dying in Chicago
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
He Was Thought Dead. Then the Sheet Twitched
Chicago police officers investigate the scene where two people were shot in Chicago on Thursday.   (Tyler LaRiviere /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

A 17-year-old male shot multiple times in the head began moving under a sheet in Chicago, triggering a failed attempt to save him. Paramedics had arrived early Monday on the scene of a shooting after two vehicles were seen circling a party at a housing complex near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus around 4:45am, per CBS News. A 22-year-old woman identified as Shalonza E. McToy was one of what was initially thought to be two deceased victims, per WLS. But teenager Erin Carey, covered with a sheet for at least an hour as paramedics moved on to other victims, suddenly began moving his arms and legs, reports the Chicago Tribune. Following CPR, he was taken to a hospital on full life support, but he died shortly after 1am Tuesday, reports WGN.

Four males ages 21 to 25 were also injured in the shooting, which helped make up Chicago's most violent weekend so far this year, reports the Tribune. At least 56 people had been shot by Monday morning, at least nine of whom died. The Tribune reports 13 victims were in their teens. It's "unacceptable and frustrating," says Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Anthony Riccio. "There's too many illegal guns on the street. They're too easy to get." Pointing to ongoing gang conflict in the area of Monday's shooting in University Village, Riccio adds "at least four of the victims are known to the Chicago Police Department," but no survivors are cooperating with investigators, per the Chicago Sun-Times. (More Chicago stories.)

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