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 October 9, 2023

At least 19 people shot over the weekend in Chicago

Nearly 20 people were shot in Chicago, including two fatalities, Friday and Saturday as violence continues across the city.

The reports add to ongoing weekend shooting incidents that have now taken the lives of hundreds of people in Chicago this year.

The deaths

"The weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday in an alley “in the 10200 block of South Carpenter Street.' A 43-year-old man was in the alley when someone approached him and opened fire, shooting the man in the chest and head. He died at the scene," Breitbart News reported.

"The weekend’s second fatal shooting occurred Saturday around 10:45 a.m. 'in the 1500 block of East 74th Street.' A 23-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were outside when a group of people opened fire on them. The couple was able to self-transport to a hospital, where the woman died," it added.

It gets worse

CBS Chicago reported a total of 39 shootings from Friday through Sunday night, including two teenagers in one incident.

"Two teenagers were shot in the 9400 block of South Lafayette Avenue. Police say around 1:38 p.m., a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were approached by an unknown person who started shooting," the outlet reported.

"The 15-year-old was struck in the leg and transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital. The 16-year-old was struck in the hand and was transported to Little Company of Mary as well. Both were initially reported in good condition," it added.

Gang shootings

"Four people were wounded in a gang-related shooting in Uptown on Saturday afternoon, according to Chicago police and law enforcement sources," CWBC Chicago reported.

"The gunmen are suspected of firing shots in another part of Uptown just minutes before the shooting, but no one was injured there," it continued.

Gang-related violence continues to be a key source behind many of the shootings across the city.

The violence that arose under former Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has continued to spiral out of control despite new leadership under Mayor Brandon Johnson (D).

The city stands in serious need of increased safety to decrease the violence and offer the people of Chicago hope of a better future.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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