Residents of the nation’s third-largest city continued to struggle with widespread violence and crime over the weekend; with Chicago officials confirming that two dozen people were shot and injured during a 30 hour period.
“In a period of a little over 24 hours this weekend, 24 people were shot in Chicago, including three children under 13 — and three of the adults shot died from their injuries, according to police,” reports the Chicago Tribune.
“Beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday through about 10 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police were investigating shooting cases that included the homicides and a mass shooting of six people outside an afternoon baby shower in West Englewood in which an 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and a 10-year-old girl was struck in the shin,” adds the report.
Experts believe the warm weather contributed to the weekend’s deadly violence.
“It’s safe to say this has been the warmest weekend so far this year,” said one meteorologist.
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GANGLAND: 43 Shot, 5 DEAD in 'Gun Free' Chicago During Halloween Weekend
Halloween weekend turned deadly in the nation’s third largest city last weekend, with police confirming at least 43 people were shot and five killed in Chicago during the holiday festivities.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, 26 individuals were rushed to the hospital following a series of shootings on Sunday alone; leaving three people dead as the city struggled to cope with spiking levels of homicides.
“Weekend gun violence intensified Sunday, leaving three people dead and 23 others wounded in a 24 hours period,” writes the Times. “The early morning hours were especially violent—wounding 16 and killing two before the sunrise.”
Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been harshly criticized from both sides of the political aisle in recent months over his inability to crackdown on escalating gun violence throughout the city; telling reporters communities may have to police themselves.
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GANGLAND: 53 Shot, 10 DEAD Over the Weekend in ‘GUN FREE’ Chicago
Gun violence in the nation’s third largest city spiked over the weekend, leaving 53 people injured and at least ten dead as Chicago struggles to clamp-down on the escalating gang clashes sweeping the region.
According to ABC Chicago, city officials plan to hold high-level meetings Monday to ease public concerns after the bloody weekend; citing recent statistics that show gun deaths down so far this year.
“The violence has spilled over into Monday morning, including a murder that happened just after midnight in the Roseland neighborhood not far from Chicago State University,” writes ABC. “A person in a ski-mask fired shots at two people standing in front of a home. A 50-year-old man died a 55-year-old woman was hurt.”
“Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter,” said the Chicago Police Chief. “We’ll also be conducting coordinated enforcement missions to target individuals that are driving the violence in these areas and focus on where we believe retaliatory violence may occur.”
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