Chicago Violence: 102 People Shot, 14 Fatally Over Father’s Day Weekend

The city of Chicago saw the most shooting victims of 2020 in one weekend over the Father’s Day holiday weekend with 102 people shot, 14 of them fatally, The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Many of the victims were young, including a three-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy, and a 17-year old boy who were all shot and killed over the weekend.

In response to the record violence, Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown stressed the need for a better strategy to keep violent offenders off the streets and in jail and to better monitor the violence.

“Bullets also tear apart families. Bullets destroy neighborhoods and ruin any sense of safety in a neighborhood,” Brown said.

Brown added, “No one should be able to walk away from killing a 3-year-old and a 13-year-old without consequences.”

The weekend’s numbers follow the City’s most violent weekend in decades when 82 people were shot, 19 of them fatally.