Independence Day weekend always brings a barrage of violence to already gunshot plagued city each summer, and this year has been no different in Chicago. WGN9 reports that at least four have been killed and more than 40 have been shot since Wednesday in the Windy City.
Juliana Tornabene that all have the killings have been caused by gun wounds:
Around 5:30 a.m. Friday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was standing outside a friend's home when he was shot in the shoulder. The man's girlfriend arrived to the scene, and took him to Stroger Hospital. The man is in good condition and is not cooperating with police. No one is in custody.
Around 4:45 a.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, a 46-year-old man was found with a gun shot wound to his abdomen. The man was found unresponsive and was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition. Area Central detectives are investigating and no one is in custody.
Around 2 a.m. Friday in the Grand Grossing neighborhood, five people were shot at the intersection of 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue. Three men and two women were taken to hospitals in stable and good condition. No one is in custody.
Around 2:40 a.m. Friday in the Austin neighborhood, a 37-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were involved in an altercation with a group of people in the 900 block of North Lavergne Avenue. A man displayed a weapon and fired shots, striking them both. The man was shot in the chest and was driven by an acquaintance to West Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The woman suffered two gunshot wounds to the arm. She drove herself to Stroger Hospital where she is in stable condition. No one is in custody. Area North detectives are investigating.
According to this Chicago Sun-Times, gun violence "left at least five people dead and 51 others hurt" last weekend.