UPDATE Aug 19, 2020:

Five people are dead and at least 23 others have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend, officials say.

The city’s first fatal shooting occurred in the 1100 block of South Kostner at approximately 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, according to police.

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This article was originally published by Chicago Suntimes:

Weekend gun violence in Chicago left five people dead and at least 43 others wounded, including an 8-year-old girl who was shot Sunday at a barbecue in Humboldt Park.

The girl was playing in the 1000 block of North Monticello Avenue about 3:55 p.m., when someone inside a blue Dodge Charger drove by and opened fire, Chicago police said. She was rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital and was in good condition.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

William Granados was in the front seat of a vehicle about 1:53 a.m. in the 3400 block of West 24th Street when someone opened fire from the sidewalk, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Granados was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy ruled Grandados’ death a homicide, saying he died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Minutes later, a 19-year-old man was killed in Garfield Park.

Geniko Childress was standing with a group of people about 1:55 a.m. in the 600 block of North Sawyer Avenue when shots rang out, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was struck in the armpit, and he was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Less than half an hour before that shooting, a 29-year-old man was fatally wounded in South Chicago.


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