Sunday, August 5, 2018

35 shot in Chicago since midnight, three dead; five multiple-victim shootings in 2.5-hour period; after sunrise, 4 more shot

From Chicago Tribune:

At least 37 people were shot in Chicago from 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, through Sunday morning, three fatally. Many of those injured were treated at Stroger Hospital.
(Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)
 By , and Contact ReporterChicago Tribune

Four people were shot in the 1600 block of South Avers in Lawndale. Eight in the 1300 block of West 76th Street in Gresham. Six in Lawndale again. Four more in in West Humboldt Park. Three others in West Garfield Park.

At least 41 people were shot in Chicago from 11 a.m. Saturday through Sunday morning, four fatally. Three of those deaths happened since about midnight in a period when 35 people were shot. During one 2 1/2-hour period alone, 25 people were shot — two fatally — in 5 multiple-injury shootings, authorities said.

Another fatality happened after sunrise, when four more were shot in South Austin.

Resources at local hospitals were taxed as victims and their families poured in. Access to Stroger Hospital was tightened. Mount Sinai Hospital was on bypass.

Sixteen of those shot were teenagers. Twelve were 17 or younger.

Police planned to hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at police headquarters to discuss the violence that took place during the hot Chicago summer weekend.

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Good old Chicago.  If I could afford it, I'd live there again.


TSE said...

Chiraq - what a shithole - just like....


What's the cost to the Community?


TSE said...

Even worse....

Black Chicagoans Blast "Con Man" Mayor Emanuel Amid Record Shooting Spree, Ask Trump For Help

Must be bad when no more Free Cheese and section 8 Housing Vouchers can solve the problems.