Chicago Shootings: 7 Killed, 46 Shot, Over the Weekend (Dreamstime)
By Jim Thomas | Monday, 03 May 2021 06:17 PM
At least 7 people were killed, and 46 others were injured, including a 14-year-old boy who was wounded by gunfire, but not killed, over the weekend in Chicago.
There were a total of 36 shootings reported from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday; with slain victims ages ranging from 17 to 37, reported Fox News.
Chicago Police Department said two additional people were stabbing victims, including one victim who died,
A 17-year-old male, the youngest person killed, was driving a car around 3 p.m. Sunday when one or more shooters opened fire, causing the teenager to suffer at least one gunshot wound to his face, police said. The driver then crashed into a light pole, according to officers.
The teen was rushed to a local hospital but could not be saved, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was the youngest victim to survive the carnage.
He was reported to have been on the sidewalk in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when he was shot in the hand and calf and suffered a graze wound to his head, police said, reported Fox News.
He was taken to a local children’s hospital and police are still looking for his attacker.
Police said one of the latest shootings happened just after 11 p.m. Sunday near the United Center at Adams and Seeley. Five people, all between ages 20 and 32-years-old, were shot as they stood outside, reported WGNTV.
According to police, a grey Audi SUV, with three people inside, drove past the crowd and began shooting. One of the victims was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
In another shooting just before 3 p.m. Sunday, two men were shot in the 800 block of North Ridgeway. A 40-year-old survived, but a 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Around the same time Sunday and less than two miles away, a 17-year-old was shot in the face and killed as he drove in the 4800 block of West Ferdinand.
Early Saturday morning, a 35-year-old man was found stabbed in the neck and chest here in the 2600 block of South Christiana.
No one is in custody while Area 4 detectives are investigating, reported WGNTV.