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Chicago shootings wound 49 and kill 4 over the weekend



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By Jenny Goldsberry

Various shootings in Chicago wounded 49 people and killed four since Friday. According to ABC Chicago, there were three mass shootings on Saturday alone.

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First, a gunman opened fire at a group at Jackson Park a little after 1:20 AM. As a result, the shooter injured four people. While they all received treatment at University of Chicago Medical Center, one man was in serious condition because of his leg wound.

Later, at 3:50 AM, another gunman shot a group of people in the Austin neighborhood. The shooter wounded three people. However none of the victims were in serious conditions.

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Then, at 10:15 PM, yet another gunman opened fire at a gathering of people East Garfield Park. One 28-year-old man died of his wounds to the chest and face. Two others also had injuries from the shooting.

Two men were shot Sunday morning without even seeing the gunman. They were together outside around 3:00 AM when they heard shots but saw no one. They took themselves to the Mount Sinai Hospital. One of them, aged 30, died from his wounds.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts




After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he  became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”

National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

National Review reports:

“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.

He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”

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