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Chicago Weekend Shootings: 55 wounded, 5 killed

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Various shootings in Chicago this weekend wounded 55 victims and killed five. Among the wounded are several teenagers.

According to a report by ABC 7, one of the men killed was shot in the head while in a backyard. Later, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was 23-years-old.

A 15-year-old boy was shot at seven o’clock Sunday night. He went to the hospital for treatment in stable condition. Then, just two hours later an 11-year-old girl was shot in a drive-by shooting. She is in serious condition.

Later that night, a gunman opened fire into a block party, injuring eight people. The majority of the victims are in serious and critical condition.

Read the full report here.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts

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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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