Chicago Shootings: 37 Shot, 6 Killed Over the Weekend

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
October 26, 2016 3:33 pm Last Updated: October 26, 2016 3:33 pm

At least 37 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago—while at least five people were shot between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to Chicago police.

During the weekend shootings, six people were killed and 31 others were wounded in the shootings in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported. The figure climbed to nearly 200 above the same period a year ago, according to police figures compiled by the Tribune.

In just one hour on Sunday, between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., six people were shot, police said. The latest weekend homicide took place at around 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, ABC7 reported. Officers said they found Jason Balboa, 29, lying on the ground after getting a report of shots fired in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:28 a.m.

Two hours before that, a 23-year-old man was gunned down in the Lawndale neighborhood on th West Side. An hour before that, a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in a separate Lawndale attack, police said, according to ABC7.

At 1:50 a.m., a 27-year-old man was killed in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

A man was also killed in another Little Village shooting on Saturday morning. He was identified as Giovanni Galvan, 20, who was standing on a sidewalk at 10:15 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up to him and someone inside opened fire. He pronounced dead at 10:41 a.m., said police.

The first fatal shooting occurred at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday in the West Garfield Park, police said.

The Chicago Tribune reported that five were wounded between Tuesday and Wednesday.

A tally kept by the newspaper shows that 3,581 people have been shot in the city this year, with just over two months remaining in 2016. According to DNAInfo, 600 people have been murdered in the city in 2016—far outpacing the previous year’s numbers.