Chicago Shootings: 8 Killed, 39 Wounded Over the Weekend

August 8, 2016 11:45 am Last Updated: August 8, 2016 11:46 am

At least eight people were killed and 39 were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, according to reports.

The tally, which was recorded from Friday evening to early Monday morning, is the latest in a string of violent weekends in the city. The latest homicide in Chicago took place Monday at 2:30 a.m. local time in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, ABC7 reported.

In that slaying, a 25-year-old man was shot while he was driving a black SUV and was stopped at a red light. A dark-colored vehicle pulled up alongside his car and a person inside opened fire, Chicago police said. The man was shot in the head. The three female passengers weren’t harmed. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

At around the same time on Chicago’s West Side, a man in his 30s was shot and killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, FOX32 reported. He was found lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds. The unnamed man was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

So far in 2016, at least 404 people have been killed in Chicago and at least 2,460 have been shot.

On early Sunday, a man was shot and killed and a woman was injured at a birthday party attended by at least 100 people in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side. Everick Coleman, 43, was shot in the chest and head. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene at 2:42 a.m., FOX32 reported. A 40-year-old woman was also shot in the arm, and she was taken to Stroger Hospital.

At around the same time, a 17-year-old male identified as Corey Buckner was killed in the Riverdale neighborhood located on the Far South Side, FOX32 reported. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:57 a.m.

According to the Chicago Tribune, three other people were killed and dozens more were injured during the weekend.

Reports last week said more than 36 people were shot, five fatally, across Chicago.