BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor
Eleven people were murdered throughout the city last week, and a 12th person died after being shot last August on the South Side.
Despite the violent end to the month, there were fewer murders this October than in October 2011 and 2012. The month also had an eight-day period with only one killing.
November got off to a bloody start with five murders in the first three days.
The most recent murder happened when Lady Diana Sanabria, 31, was found with her throat slashed in her Brighton Park apartment in the 4400 block of South Richmond Street about 7 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
Detectives are investigating if the death is domestic-related, police said.
In the Garfield Park neighborhood, Jason Jernigan was found shot in the chest and abdomen area in a vacant lot in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Jernigan, 27, of the 3400 block of West Adams Street, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Also in Garfield Park, Luis Villasenor was found shot in an alley in the 4300 block of West End Avenue about 5:25 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Villasenor, 27, of the 500 block of West 43rd Street, was shot in the chest and arm and died about 45 minutes later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.
About 6:40 p.m. Saturday, 18-year-old Antonio Cooper was found shot in the chest and back on a West Englewood sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Hermitage Avenue, authorities said.
Cooper, of the 1700 block of West 64th Street, died at 7:23 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the medical examiner’s office. Police said detectives are investigating if the slaying was drug related.
On Friday, Saul Salgado was driving a vehicle that stopped at a red light in the 5600 block of West Fullerton Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and somebody inside opened fire about 4:05 a.m., authorities said.
Salgado, 21, of the 2100 block of North Laramie Avenue, was shot multiple times and died 35 minutes later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, 25-year-old Marcus Gaiter was a passenger in a vehicle when he was shot in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
The driver was not wounded and drove Gaiter, of the 800 block of West 86th Place, to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park, authorities said. He was declared dead at the hospital at 10:33 p.m. Thursday.
In the West Pullman neighborhood, Bobby Pruitt-Williams was standing in the 12100 block of South Union Avenue when he was shot in the head about 12:10 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.
Pruitt-Williams, 22, of the 500 block of West 125th Street, was dead on the scene when officers arrived, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In Logan Square, Sheldon McCraven was shot in the back about 4:35 a.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of North Sawyer Avenue, authorities said. The shooting happened about a block from the Illinois Centennial Monument and the Logan Square Blue Line stop.
McCraven, 23, who lived on the block, died a short time later at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, the medical examiner’s office said.
On Monday, Gregory Daniel was found shot to death in his Austin apartment in the 5300 block of West Adams Street about 9:45 p.m., authorities said. Daniel, 48, had not been in contact with family or friends for days before he was found.
In the North Lawndale neighborhood, Steven Noble, 33, was found shot dead inside a vehicle in the 3300 block of West 16th Street about 2:55 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
In Englewood, police found 54-year-old Todd Coleman dead with multiple gunshot wounds near his home in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place about 5:25 a.m. Monday, authorities said.
Additionally, Lorenzo Feliciano died about 2:45 p.m. Sunday after being shot being shot several times outside his home in the 8500 block of South Oglesby Avenue on Aug. 14, authorities said.
Despite the bloody end to October, murders and shootings were down for the month, police said. There were 33 murders in October 2013, compared to 36 last year and 44 in 2011.
There were only 127 shootings in October — down significantly from the 210 last year and 232 in 2011.