Chicago: 8 killed, 49 wounded in weekend shootings
By Andrew Shepperson
The outbreak of summer shootings continued in Chicago this weekend as eight more people were killed and 49 others wounded between Friday evening and Monday morning.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported the weekend’s latest fatal shooting took place in the west side Humboldt Park neighborhood at around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Responding to a call, officers found a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back lying on the sidewalk. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred around 11:45 p.m. Friday in the south side neighborhood of Englewood. A 25-year-old man was killed and two others wounded when three men walk up with guns and opened fire on the sidewalk. The 25-year-old man died at the scene, while the two others were taken to local hospitals.
Six more people were killed and 47 more wounded in other shootings across the city.
According to Chicago Sun-Times data, 240 people have been shot so far in June and more than 1,600 people have been shot in Chicago in 2017. So far, 279 people have died as a result of those shootings.
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