Chicago Shootings: 10 Killed, 57 Wounded in Weekend Violence
At least 10 people were killed and 57 were injured in shootings across Chicago between the evening of Friday, Aug. 26, and morning of Monday, Aug. 29, police said, according to local media reports.
Among those killed include the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, Nykea Aldridge, who was shot and killed Friday afternoon. She was shot as she was pushing one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Two men have been charged in her murder.
Wade tweeted on Aug. 27: “The city of Chicago is hurting. We need more help& more hands on deck. Not for me and my family but for the future of our world. The YOUTH!”
The most recent murder took place at around 12:30 a.m. on Monday in the Far South Side. Police responding to a shooting found a 35-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Following the shooting, which has been considered domestic in nature, a 43-year-old man was arrested, NBC Chicago reported.
On Sunday, a 20-year-old man, Terrence Murphy, was shot as he was near his home in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side on Sunday at 4:20 p.m., police told the station.
At 10 a.m. on the same day, a 45-year-old man was found dead in the South Loop district, police said. He was found with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley.
A 38-year-old man was as shot and killed in his vehicle at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday. In the incident, five males walked up to him as he parked his vehicle, and one of them shot him in the head, police said.
At around midnight on Sunday, 30-year-old Demarco Richards was found with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at 12:27 a.m., police told NBC. An 18-year-old woman was also shot in the foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital.
A 19-year-old man, Mahadi Hering, was part of a group fighting with another group when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire on Chicago’s South Side Park Manor neighborhood, NBC reported. He was shot at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday and was later pronounced dead.
A 21-year-old man, identified as Dylan N. Dent, was shot and killed at 3:35 a.m. Saturday on the Far South Side as he was riding in a car near his home, police said.
At 6:13 p.m. on Friday, a 55-year-old man was shot and killed in the North Side Uptown neighborhood. Police said he was shot by someone aiming for another person. He was pronounced dead at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 6:51 p.m.
And at around the same time on Friday, 35-year-old Ramon M. Tolbert was shot in the head and chest on the Northwest Side, police said. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 6:49 p.m.
According to The Associated Press, 65 people were shot and killed in July in Chicago—the highest for that month since 2006.
On Aug. 8, nine people were gunned down, making it the bloodiest day in 13 years. That day, a 10-year-old boy was shot in the back as he was playing on his porch.
At least 2,808 people have been shot in Chicago so far in 2016, according to the Chicago Tribune. Last year, 2,988 people were shot in total.
Meanwhile, Chicago’s murder toll for 2016 stands at around 467, according to local media website DNAInfo. Last year, 493 people were killed in the city.