November 21, 2023

At Least Two Dozen Shot, 4 Fatally, Over the Weekend in Chicago

At least 24 people were shot, including four fatally, over the weekend across Chicago, according to reports.

The ongoing violent crimes continue to plague Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson's city nearly a year after he took office and promised to increase public safety.

In one shooting, "A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday night after allegedly getting into an altercation with a 33-year-old man inside a home located 'in the 100-block of North Parkside Avenue.'”

"CBS News noted that 'two males of unknown age' were found shot to death 'in an alley in the 800 block of East 89th Place' just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday. ABC 7 described the two deceased individuals as 'young males,'" the reports added.

"Another 16-year-old boy was shot Saturday in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side," Chicago's ABC affiliate reported.

"The boy was walking at about 6:30 a.m. in the 6300-block of West Belmont Avenue when three people pulled up in a dark car and an occupant fired shots, Chicago police said. He was shot in the leg and took himself to Community First Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, police said," it continued.

No arrests were made in the shooting, according to the report.

The violence continues following 15 shootings the previous weekend in the city.

Over the past 12 months, 648 homicides have been recorded in the city, making Chicago among the most violent cities in the country.

The statistics come despite some of the strongest gun restrictions in the nation, with the people of the city looking for answers to help slow the concerning crime problem that has hurt families, businesses, and the community.

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