More than 45 people were shot, including four fatally, Friday through Sunday morning in Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D).
ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports that the first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred around 2:05 a.m. Saturday, when a 29-year-old man “on the red line at 79th Street” was fatally shot.
The 29-year-old man was rushed to hospital, where he died.
The weekend’s second fatal shooting occurred in a parking lot “in the 200 block of the West Chatham neighborhood of West 87th Street” at 3:15 a.m. A 26-year-old man was among a group of people gathered in the parking lot and he was hit. in the chest when shots rang out.
The 26-year-old was taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Minutes later, at 3:20 a.m., a 29-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting “in the 400 block of South Clark Street.”
The 29-year-old was standing in a parking lot when someone in a black vehicle opened fire.
NBC 5 notes that the weekend’s fourth fatal shooting occurred “Saturday in the 2600 block of South Tripp” just before 2 p.m. A 41-year-old man was fatally shot in the incident.
The Sun-Times observes that 397 people were killed in Chicago from January 1, 2022 to August 6, 2022.
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