CHICAGO – There was no shortage of weekend violence in Chicago. At least four people were killed and 52 others injured by gunfire since Friday at 5 p.m., reports said.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that one week ago, four people were killed and 16 injured.
Moreover, the report said one 32-year-old was hit by two shots at about 2:05 p.m. and died at Christ Medical Center. He had been shot in the head and back.
Furthermore, in another shooting, a 26-year-old was found dead in a gangway. The report said he had three gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at her inaugural speech that she has “no higher calling” than restoring safety and peace in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
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Chicago police report 561 homicides in the city last year. That’s 100 fewer than 2017. Nevertheless, it is still more than the number of homicides in New York and Los Angeles combined, Fox News reported.
Although police said shootings in the first half of 2019 were at a four-year low, it’s still the second time this year that at least 50 people were shot within Chicago city limits during weekend violence.
(Feature image: Tony Webster)