BY MICHAEL LANSU
Homicide Watch Chicago Editor
Five men were shot to death and another was fatally stabbed last week in Chicago.
The most recent killing happened when 23-year-old Antonio Gamboa was stabbed at a Super Bowl party in the 2300 block of South Michigan Avenue when he tried to break up a fight between an arguing couple, authorities said.
Gamboa, of the 1600 block of North Kimball Avenue, died at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
On Saturday, 22-year-old Savoy Young was shot multiple times in an alley in the 8100 block of South Chappel Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood about 11:15 a.m., authorities said.
Young, of the 8200 block of South Luella Avenue, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Friday, 34-year-old Leandrew Harper was shot multiple times in the 7000 block of South Honore Street in West Englewood about 5:40 p.m., authorities said.
Harper, who lived on the block, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
On Thursday, 20-year-old Israel Pena was shot in the chest in the 1200 block of West 32nd Street in Bridgeport about 3 a.m., authorities said.
Pena, of the 800 block of Montague Street in Rockford, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In the West Pullman neighborhood, 24-year-old Myron Collier shot in the head near East 119th Street and South Yale Avenue about 2:05 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.
Collier, of the 10000 block of South Pulaski Road, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office. A 29-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting, police said.
Christopher Cage, 27, of the 300 block of West 109th Place, was charged with first-degree murder in Collier’s death, police said.
The killings started when 23-year-old Angelo Porter was shot in the head while walking in the 600 block of East 51st Street about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.
Porter, of an unidentified home address, later died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Additionally, 39-year-old Alexander Villafane, of the 2300 block of South St. Louis Avenue, died Tuesday after being wounded during a Jan. 25 drive-by shooting in the 3500 block of West 24th Street, authorities said.
Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 29 Chicago deaths in 2015 a homicide.
Chicago Police, which counts murders different by following federal guidelines, reported 28 January murders, a 40 percent increase compared to January 2014, but a decrease compared to 2012 and 2013.