Chicago Police Say 51 People Shot, 7 Fatally Over the Weekend
Chicago police say that 51 people have been shot in the city over the weekend, including seven fatally.
The latest homicide, a shooting, took place at around 5:38 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, Chicago police told ABC7. The victim was identified as Jeffery Arnold Jr., who was shot after three males emerged from a SUV and shot him, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A woman was killed by her husband in a murder-suicide near a church in the West Side Austin neighborhood on Sunday at 2:26 p.m. The female victim was identified as Trinyce L. Sanders-Wilson, and her husband was identified as 40-year-old Roshaun D. Wilson, the report said.
Another man was killed in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was identified as 27-year-old Latrell Gipson, who was walking on the sidewalk at around 1 a.m. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:10 a.m., according to the station.
On Saturday night, in the Woodlawn neighborhood located on Chicago’s South Side, a 21-year-old man was shot as he was sitting in a vehicle when a black SUV pulled up and a person inside the vehicle opened fire. The man, who was unidentified, was taken to nearby Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said, NBC Chicago reported.
A woman was also shot at 3:20 a.m. on Saturday during a fight between two groups of women. The victim was identified as 27-year-old Marteace Rhone, according to NBC.
The Chicago Police Department released its monthly crime figures on Monday.
Police said that 65 people were murdered in Chicago and another 362 were wounded in July. In June, there were 72 homicides, and in July 2015, 53 people were shot murdered.
So far in 2016, 381 people have been killed and 2,394 have been shot, WGN-TV reported.
CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday announced that more than 5,000 guns have been recovered in Chicago in 2016.
“CPD officers are doing their jobs by recovering illegal guns and putting offenders in jail,” he said, according to a live-streamed press conference. “These people often times get out far too soon to commit the same violent crimes over and over again.”