Chicago Weekend Violence Leaves 51 People Shot, 9 Dead

According to a report by ABC Chicago, nine people were murdered in Chicago and more than 50 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, police said.

2020 has been Chicago’s most violent year in recent memory. Shootings and murders are up 50 percent compared to last year, according to the police department.

Most of the shootings happened on the South and West sides. One person was killed before sunrise Monday; two people were killed Sunday; four people were killed Saturday; and another died Friday night. They were all males between 15 and 66 years old. Five of the homicide victims were 20 years old or younger, Chicago Sun Times reports.

In addition to the gun violence, a woman in her 20s with stab wounds was pulled from the North Branch of the Chicago River early Sunday.

A 5-year-old girl was stabbed to death Saturday morning in East Garfield Park, according to police, who later charged Simone Austin, 27, the girl’s mother with with one count of first-degree murder. The numbers don’t include the two fatal stabbing of females this weekend.

Last weekend, 10 people were killed and 35 others, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured by gunfire across Chicago.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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