September 12, 2023

At Least 14 People Shot in Chicago Over the Weekend

Over a dozen people were shot across Chicago over the weekend as violent crime persists under Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson.

The shootings included four deaths as the number of homicides continues to grow in the city.

"The weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred around 10:40 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex 'in the 8000 block of South Hermitage Avenue.' A 44-year-old man was shot in the back and found in a hallway. He was transported to a hospital, where he died," Breitbart News reported.

"Police responded to calls of shooting Saturday around 3 a.m. and found a man, age unknown, with a gunshot wound to his head lying in an alley 'in the 8000 block of South Union Avenue.' The man died at the scene," it continued.

In another report, ABC 7 Chicago tallied 22 shootings and five fatalities across the area over the weekend. In many of the shootings, no one has been arrested.

"A man, 25, was fatally shot in an apparent drive-by shooting on Saturday around 9:52 a.m. in the 5000 block of West 45th Street in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side," the outlet noted in one case.

"The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No one is in custody," it added.

The Chicago Sun-Times has kept an updated list of homicides in the city for 2023. So far, 415 victims have been reported in Chicago.

In 2022, a total of 692 people were killed in the city, according to the outlet's compilation.

The ongoing violence was an area the mayor made a key part of stopping during his campaign against former Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D). So far, the numbers have not changed, but have sadly continued to end lives in Chicago.

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