Chicago Shootings: 3 Dead, 24 Hurt in Weekend Violence
At least three people were killed and 24 were hurt in shootings across Chicago, including a Cook County sheriff’s court deputy, between Friday night and Monday morning, police said.
The latest fatal shooting took place at 11 p.m. Sunday in the Brighton Park area in the Southwest Side. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Jesse C. Montes Deoca. He was standing in a backyard when someone in a silver SUV opened fire, striking him before he was pronounced dead, police said, ABC7 reported.
The next victim, Kentrell Thompson, 25, was gunned down at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday as he was sitting in a car on the Near North Side when someone fired shots at a vehicle, police told the station.
On Friday at 7:45 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, 34-year-old Jeffery Demetrius Brown was shot in the head and the leg, officials said. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
An off-duty sheriff’s deputy was also shot at Gold Coast bar at around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. Two other people were hurt in the incident, ABC7 reported.
Some 20 more people were hurt in shootings across the Windy City over the weekend. About 53 people were shot last weekend, six of them fatally.
So far in January 2017, 295 people have been shot and 50 have been killed—representing an increase from all of January 2016, when 292 people were shot and 51 were killed, MRCTV reported.
Last year, more than 700 were murdered and more than 4,000 people were shot in Chicago.