A total of 43 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago; 37 people were injured, and six people died of their injuries, as reported by ABC News.
Between 6:30 PM on Friday and Noon on Sunday, the Chicago Police Department had responded to 35 different calls of shootings across the city. The incidents range from mass shootings to individual shootings, as well as planned attacks and apparently random outbursts.
In the early morning hours on Sunday, a group of people were standing on the sidewalk in the Austin neighborhood when a silver sedan pulled up. Two gunmen got out and suddenly began opening fire, injuring five people between the ages of 18 and 47; although there were no fatalities in this incident, all of the victims were listed as being in serious condition at the hospital.
In a separate incident that same morning, a 27-year-old tow-truck driver who was providing assistance to a customer in the Englewood neighborhood was shot and killed suddenly when a gunman walked up to him and fired several times at close range.
No arrests have yet been made in either of these cases, nor in most of the other shootings over the course of the weekend.
Among the injured are a 3-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl. The boy was hit when shots were fired directly into his home in Calumet Heights on Saturday evening; after being taken to a hospital, the boy was listed in good condition. In the West Englewood neighborhood that same night, the girl was shot, along with a 20-year-old woman, while they were standing on a street and apparently shot from a distance.
Overall, over 2,490 people have been shot in Chicago in the year 2021, which marks a 9 percent increase from the amount of people shot over the first nine months of 2020. There have currently been 558 recorded homicides in the city this year, with most of them being due to shootings, also a 3 percent increase from 2020. Of the shooting victims this year, over 250 of them have been children.