At Least 23 Shot over Weekend in Chicago

A weekend of gun violence left at least 23 people shot and 6 killed in Chicago.  ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the weekend of gun violence started on Friday, when a 30-year old man was shot dead while sitting in a vehicle about 5:45 p.m. Someone drove by and fired shots. He was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died approximately two hours later, according to police reports.

The next morning a man was killed and another wounded in a shooting while standing on the sidewalk “in the 9200-block of South Blackstone Avenue” at 12:25 a.m. The 32-year-old victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the chest and was later pronounced dead.

The third fatality occurred early Sunday morning when a 42-year-old man was shot during an argument. NBC 5 reports he was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead, according to Breitbart.

A fourth fatality occurred early Sunday, when a 17-year-old girl died from a gunshot wound to the chest. She received the wound in a shooting incident inside a residence.

The fifth fatality was a teenage male who was shot and killed “in the 5900-block of West Fullerton Avenue” around 6 p.m. Sunday night. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

In another fatal shooting, a 26-year-old woman was shot to death Sunday while she was in a vehicle at a red light just after 11 p.m. The shooting occurred “in the 700-block of North Hamlin Avenue.”

The woman was struck twice in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died, police said. Over 50 people were shot during the past two weekends alone.


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 Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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