More Than 35 Shootings Were Reported in Chicago Area This Past Weekend
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More than 35 people were shot in Chicago this past weekend, leaving four dead.
Around 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a 36-year-old man was shot and killed in his vehicle by three men.
On Sunday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. a 32-year-old man was shot in the neck and head in Logan Square. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
In that same evening, a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in his vehicle in West Pullman.
More recently, at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, police officers responded to an alert of gunfire in the Little Village neighborhood, where two men were found in an alley nearby.
One of the men was armed and ran away from the police, leading to a chase and confrontation. Police officers shot and killed the suspect.
Other Gunshot Altercations
Around 7 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Around 12:50 a.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in Brownsville when a white Jeep pulled up, and the driver shot him in the leg.
At about the same time in that area, a 25-year-old man was walking and was shot in his hand.
A 56-year-old man was getting out of his vehicle in the South Shore neighborhood when a man shot him in the stomach. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
A couple of hours later, in that same neighborhood, a 21-year-old man heard gunshots and then realized that he was shot in the groin. He was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.
On Saturday afternoon, four people were shot on the sidewalk in South Austin and were treated soon after.
Around 4:30 p.m. that same day, a 17-year-old boy was walking down the street and got caught in the crossfire. He was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. He is in good condition.
Three others were shot late Saturday night in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. They were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.
Four men were injured in a shooting on Interstate 57 on Sunday night.
The shooting included two vehicles on the interstate. There were no life-threatening injuries.
According to City-Data, Chicago’s crime rate is 1.6% higher than the U.S. average and is higher than 93.1% of U.S. cities.
Chicago’s CBS News has more details on the remaining shootings.