8 Killed, 24 Injured in Chicago Shootings Over MLK Jr. Weekend

January 16, 2017 11:51 am Last Updated: January 16, 2017 12:49 pm

Police say 24 people were shot and at least eight others were killed across Chicago over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

According to ABC7, citing Chicago Police, said the latest fatal shooting occurred in West Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood at 1 a.m. on Monday. A 36-year-old man was shot in the abdomen, face, and leg before he was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. More details were not revealed about the victim or suspect.

On Sunday at 5:30 a.m., a man in his 30s or 40s was gunned down in Near West Side and was pronounced dead a few minutes later, police said.

Earlier on Sunday at 1:13 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in Lawndale on the West Side. He was pronounced dead at Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, police said, without elaborating on his name or the suspect’s identity, police added.

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed at around 6:55 p.m. Saturday in the Austin neighborhood in a drive-by shooting, police said. Details about the suspect and the victim weren’t revealed.

At 8 a.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood, two men, ages 39 and 27, were shot and killed after someone got out of a black vehicle and opened fire, police told ABC7. At 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the South Side neighborhood, a man, 25-year-old Tyrone Blake, was shot and killed. A woman was also wounded.

Two others were shot and killed over the weekend.

In 2016, murders in Chicago spiked—with more than 4,368 shootings and 780 homicides, according to the Chicago Tribune’s tally.

In 2017, between Jan. 1 and Jan. 16, 113 people have been shot and 24 killed.