August 21, 2023

Dozens of People Shot in Chicago in One Weekend

Dozens of people were shot in Chicago from Friday night through Sunday morning, according to weekend reports.

Some of the shootings were fatal, including the deaths of two teenagers.

"ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported a 16-year-old died after being shot just before 7 p.m. Friday and an 18-year-old was shot and killed while sitting inside a vehicle roughly three hours later. The 18-year-old was 'in the 4300-block of West Maypole Avenue' when he was shot," Breitbart News reported.

"A 34-year-old man was shot multiple times and fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting around 2 a.m. Saturday. He was standing 'in the 8900-block of South Carpenter Street' when the shooting occurred and he died later in a hospital," it added.

At least seven people were killed in Chicago-area shootings over the weekend, according to ABC 7 in Chicago.

"In non-fatal shootings, four teens are recovering after they were wounded in a shooting Friday night at a gathering in North Lawndale," the outlet reported.

"Last weekend, police said at least 24 people were shot, three fatally, in gun violence across the city," noting that the shootings appear to remain high week after week.

The violence adds to problems for Mayor Brandon Johnson who promised to reduce crime in the city after winning in an election to replace former Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The mayor's efforts have been unsuccessful so far with many concerned that not enough is being done to put a stop to the city's violence.

The tragedies of the past weekend also add to other crime issues in the city, causing unrest and questions among the city's residents looking for help to bring peace to the Chicago area.


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