30 People Shοt in Chicago Over Viοlent Weekend

by / June 9, 2014 Black News 25 Comments

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Over the weekend in Chicago 30 people were shοt, including four who were fatally wounded.chicago police (2)

An 18 year old man was found with a fatal wound to his back on Friday afternoon near the Rogers Park area. The teen was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston after police arrived on the scene but was pronounced deαd at the hospital.

A woman was also fatally shοt on Friday near the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

NBC Chicago provides an example of the level of viοlence that continued throughout the weekend:

  • Around 1:10 p.m., police said a 27-year-old man was shοt in the 400 block of North Leamington Avenue. The man suffered two wounds to the right hand and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in stable condition.
  • Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was shοt in the leg while walking in the 9000 block of South Harvard Avenue. The man was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.
  • Just before midnight Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shοt in the 5100 block of South Wood Street. The man was walking on the block when a black vehicle pulled alongside him and someone in the vehicle opened fire, police said.

Although this was an extremely viοlent weekend, Easter weekend still stands out as the most fatal for Chicagoans. Over Easter weekend 45 people were shοt in Chicago and out of those, nine people dιed.

Chicago police commander Ronald Holt said at the time that the city was witnessing “fratricide” among young men who believe “that the only way to resolve a conflict is to get a gun and go shoot to kιll.”