5 Dead, 40 Injured in Chicago Weekend Shootings
Shootings across Chicago left five people dead and 40 more injured from Friday evening to early Monday morning, according to media reports.
The latest homicide took place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. The victim was identified as 19-year-old Gregory Chacon, who was shot in the arm and chest at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in a likely gang-related shooting, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office told ABC7. After Chacon was hospitalized, officials pronounced him dead at 4:25 p.m.
On Sunday, another man, 20-year-old Jesus Martinez Jr., was shot and killed on the southwest side as he was driving at around 2:10 a.m. A black car pulled next to him at a stop sign and a person inside opened fire, hitting Martinez. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:23 a.m., according to Fox32.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the Roseland neighborhood as he was sitting in a parked car on Saturday on the Far South Side. About a day earlier, an Indiana man was shot and killed in the same neighborhood in a separate incident, ABC7 reported.
The first fatal shooting in Chicago last weekend occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Friday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
At least 2,300 people have been shot so far across the city in 2016, according to HeyJackass, a website that chronicles shootings across Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune’s tally shows that at least 366 people have been shot and killed in Chicago so far in 2016. In all of 2015, 490 people were shot and killed.