At least 52 people were shot, seven fatally, during a weekend of violence across Chicago, according to media reports.
Two men were shot and killed separately in the Austin neighborhood on Sunday night, Chicago Police told NBC Chicago. An 18-year-old man and 33-year-old man were at a party on West Jackson when shots were fired. The younger victim was shot in the head, and the older man was shot in the chest and right leg before he was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition stabilized but he’s not cooperating with investigators.
A mile away, officers responded to a call of shots fired at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday. Two men were found shot inside an SUV on North Lavergne, police said. One of the men was shot in the head and was taken Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later, police and the medical examiner’s office said. The other man was taken to the same hospital, where his condition stabilized.
According to the Chicago Tribune, nearly 2,200 people were shot in Chicago this year. At least 329 people have been killed, which is about 100 more than this time last year.
Other victims include two teenagers, who were shot in an alley at 47th and Ellis on Sunday, WGN-TV reported.
Chicago Police said that the 15- and 16-year-old boys were walking down an alley. Witnesses said that a red van pulled into the alley, and someone inside opened fire. The 15-year-old was killed in the shooting, and the 16-year-old was hit in the leg.
At least 22 people were shot late Saturday through early Sunday, police said.
The Tribune, citing police, reported that three more people were killed and another 15 were injured in shootings from Sunday morning until the night. Eighteen people were shot and one man was killed over Friday night before 5 a.m. Saturday, police added.