At least 14 people died from violence the week of Oct. 2-8, including 13 people who died from gunfire, and an infant whose death is being investigated as a homicide by assault.
The one-month-old baby, identified as Toriella Turpin, was found unresponsive Saturday morning by police in the South Shore neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Officers responded about 6 a.m. to the 6700 block of South East End for an unresponsive infant. Toriella was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she died at 6:42 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy Sunday found the girl died of blunt force injuries of the head from an assault, and the death was ruled a homicide.
The Illinois Department of Child and Family Services said it was investigating the girl’s death, along with police.
In other homicides last week:
- A 30-year-old man was shot to death Sunday evening in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Oscar Carter was standing outside of a vehicle at 7:26 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Mason when a vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was struck multiple times in the chest, and the vehicle drove off after the shooting, authorities said. Carter, of the West Garfield Park neighborhood, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died 30 minutes later.