46 Shot, 9 Killed Across Chicago
At least 46 people were shot, killing 9, across Chicago over the weekend—the latest round of violence to rack the city.
The Chicago Tribune counted the shootings and deaths between Friday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 5 a.m.
In the latest incident, one person was killed and five were injured during a shooting in Chicago’s University Village area, according to local media reports.
The shooting took place just before 5 a.m. local time in the neighborhood, located on Chicago’s Near West Side, WGN-TV reported.
People were attending a party when shots rang out. A woman in her 20s was found dead at the scene, police told WGN-TV.
The shooting left a 17-year-old male in critical condition. Police said he was shot in the head.
On Sunday night in Little Village, a 21-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, a 30-year-old man, and a 34-year-old woman were shot as they were standing on the street. A gunman approached on foot and started firing, police told the Chicago Tribune.
A witness lamented the shooting, noting that two children saw the aftermath of the shooting. “You see, there are kids running around,” Annette Hernandez told the Tribune. “Every night, it’s the same stuff.”
At least 20 people were shot in Chicago from Sunday through early Monday.
In 2018, at least 1,238 people have been shot in Chicago, and there have been 230 homicides, which is substantially higher than in recent years. However, the figure represents a citywide drop compared to the past two years.
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