Deadly weekend in Chicago: 35 people shot, 4 killed

CHICAGO – It’s been a deadly weekend in Chicago as police have responded to 26 shooting incidents; the toll: 35 people wounded, 4 people killed.  Over a span of 36 hours, from Friday to early Sunday morning, police responded to the shootings that started in Chicago’s South Side and spread to the city’s Northwest Side, police said.

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Courtesy Chicago Tribune

At least one of the fatal shootings was thought to be gang related, the Chicago Tribune reported.  The shooting victims ranged from a young man who was arguing with his girlfriend when another person intervened and shot the young man….to a woman shot in the head while driving in her SUV.  Police said that the shooter was in another vehicle that pulled along side the woman’s SUV.

As of April 10, Chicago Police have responded to 304 separate shooting incidents this year, compared to 379 shootings this time in 2013, a police spokesman confirmed.

 

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7 comments

  • ᙓᔕᙅO

    It's amazing people think they're safe there. I'd sell everything I could and get out if I was there that's for sure.

  • TJ Bullard

    It would be interesting to know how many of those shootings were in self-defense. If the answer is zero then people had better take steps to protect themselves.

  • D-min

    Chicago is basically a gun free zone still. Though the laws in the state changed as io 1 June 2013 I think to allow concealed carry permits to 100% of the population. Though they are fighting that federally mandated law, Chicago is seconded by only New York City in murders and violence on an in armed population. Lambs to the slaughter!

  • Joe

    Look if you moved to America with an education, good money then I suggest you pack up and run as fast you can, this country is going down the toilet and everyone knows it, the SCOTUS is now draining California prisons due to over population with the ilk you see in Chicago and the politicians won't protect the border but oppress the land owners and ranchers.

    This is not you father's America, if you got the means then run now while you have the time.


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