Chicago shootings kill 6, injured 35 over the weekend


By Jenny Goldsberry

Various shootings left 35 people injured and six dead in Chicago this weekend. Among the wounded are three teenagers.

At 9 AM Saturday, a gunman shot into a home, hitting a 63-year-old man while he sat on the couch. It’s the latest in a disturbing pattern of gun violence in victims’ homes.

A 19-year-old boy was shoot standing on the street just before 7 PM Saturday. The gunman shot him in the chest, but police do not have any suspects in custody. As a result of his injuries, the boy died.

Later, four people were injured in a mass shooting around 1 AM Sunday. A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old girl suffered injuries. At the time of the shooting, they stood around a residence.

Then, roughly thirty minutes later, a 14-year-old started an argument with a group of people on the street. As a result, the group stabbed him twice, punched and kicked him before they shot him.

Meanwhile, this weekend was also fallen Officer Ella French’s funeral. The Chicago Police Department Memorial also hosted a “Run to Remember” fallen officers and Gold Star Families.

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