Chicago Shootings: 46 People Shot, 5 Fatally
A 17-year-old girl was killed in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Saturday at around 12:30 a.m., Chicago police told ABC7. She was identified as Naome Zuber, a senior at Curie High School, who was planning to study criminal justice.
Zuber was shot while she was a passenger inside a vehicle that was heading to a birthday party with three other friends. The gunman, a pedestrian, fired shots at the vehicle, striking her in the head.
“I don’t believe my best friend is gone. It just doesn’t feel real,” Tatyanna Rivera, a friend, said. “She didn’t deserve this. She’s 17. We just started our senior year. We had so much going for us and somebody just took it away from her.”
In a separate incident on Sunday morning, a double shooting near a metro stop in the Southwest Side neighborhood left one man dead and another injured, WGN-TV reported. The shooting shut down the Pink Line station for hours.
Police identified the gunned down victim as a 24-year-old man and identified the other victim, a 25-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.
Early on Saturday, at least four people were shot at a party when someone opened fire in the Englewood neighborhood, police told the Tribune. Three men were hospitalized initially, and a fourth man was later taken to Holy Cross Hospital.
The most recent shooting in Chicago took place at 2:33 a.m. when a 38-year-old man was walking in the West Side Austin neighborhood when someone walked up to him and announced a robbery, police said. He was shot after pushing the suspect and running away. The suspect shot him in the foot, and the victim was later transported to a nearby hospital where his condition stabilized, CBS Chicago reported.
Between Friday night and early Monday morning, 36 more people were shot, police told the Tribune.