At least 24 people were shot, including five fatally, between Friday night and Sunday morning in Chicago.
Police in Chicago said the weekend’s first fatality occurred at 8:55 p.m. Friday after a 26-year-old man was shot in the head on South Kenneth Avenue, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
An hour later, a woman was found dead in an alley around East 118th Place, officials said. She had been shot in the head, according to the paper.
About a day later, a man was found dead in a burning vehicle on South Yale Ave., according to police.
At around 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, a 24-year-old male was shot several times and killed around South Paulina Street, officials told the paper.
And at around 1 a.m., the city’s fifth weekend fatality was recorded when a 39-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded during a gathering in the 1100-block of West 104th Street, according to the paper, citing the Chicago Police.
Last weekend, at least 23 people were shot, including six fatally, in the city.
Earlier this month, activists in Chicago criticized the city’s response, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t to blame. Some officials, including Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, have said the pandemic has exacerbated crime.