Chicago, this past weekend, witnessed more than a dozen shootings, and, of these shootings, many proved to be fatal.
CBS Chicago reports, "At least six people were killed, and 12 others were hurt in shootings across Chicago as of Saturday. The ages of the victims range from 17 to 47."
This all took place between Friday and Monday - specifically, between 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, and 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13.
CBS Chicago takes the reader through the details of each shooting, including the fatal ones. The first deadly shooting took place a little after 5 p.m. on Friday.
Per the outlet:
In the first shooting of the weekend, two people were shot while inside a car in the 3500 block of West Schraeder Drive in Garfield Park around 5:24 p.m. Chicago police said a 36-year-old man was struck in the thigh and hand and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The second victim, an unknown male, was struck in the body and was pronounced dead.
Later on that evening, a 36-year-old man was shot dead while sitting inside of his car. There were several shootings just like this one that took place over the weekend. The third fatal shooting of the weekend exemplifies this.
CBS Chicago reports:
[T]wo men were in a vehicle when an occupant in a blue SUV fired shots. A 31-year-old man, identified as Tramon Thomas by the Medical Examiner's Office, was taken by CFD to Stroger in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was later pronounced dead.
The fourth fatal shooting was that of a 17-year-old boy, who died after being shot in the chest and right arm. The circumstances of this shooting are unknown, which is another feature of many of these shootings.
The fifth fatal shooting occurred at 6:23 p.m. on Saturday. CBS Chicago reports, "A man, 40, was approached by an unknown offender who produced a handgun and fired shots - striking the victim in the torso area."
The final fatal shooting of the weekend occurred on Sunday. ABC 7 reports:
Officers found the two victims in the 3000 block of South Trumbull Avenue at around 3:50 a.m. The 22-year-old man was shot in the head and the abdomen and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said. The other man was taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition with gunshot wounds to his leg.
Some of the non-fatal shootings have victims who are in critical condition. So, more of the shootings that took place in Chicago over the weekend may turn out to be fatal.
Chicago continues to witness a large number of shootings - including fatal shootings - each weekend.
This is despite the fact that the city has some of the most stringent gun control laws in America.
Opponents of gun control, thus, use Chicago as a primary example of why gun control does not work.