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Chicago Weekend of Horror – 34 Victims, 8 Deaths in Memorial Day Violence

Chicago – Chicago has borne the brunt of 34 separate shooting incidents over the Memorial Day weekend thus far, eight of which have tragically resulted in fatalities, as per the Chicago Police Department.

As of Sunday, a number of those wounded are grappling with severe injuries in various city hospitals. The extent of the violence this weekend has already surpassed the previous weekend’s figures.

In the face of such urban challenges, cities like Seattle are employing a blend of community engagement and proactive policing to address their own crime dynamics, underscoring the multifaceted approach needed to tackle these issues.

The oldest individual caught in the weekend’s turmoil was 55 years old, with the youngest being a mere 14. The adolescent girl sustained a grazing bullet wound to her right arm while standing with a group on the sidewalk around 10 p.m. on Saturday, reports NBC Chicago.

Police attended to the girl at the scene, but she refused to be transported to the hospital.Chicago News 34 Victims, 8 Deaths

The youngest fatality of the weekend’s shootings was a 20-year-old man, whose life was claimed on Sunday morning. Authorities state that two men approached the unidentified individual, with at least one opening fire, hitting him in the head and legs.

There are no suspects in custody in connection with the incident.

In another incident, three men were targeted while standing on the sidewalk around 12:50 a.m. on Sunday. Unknown assailants unleashed a flurry of bullets, injuring all three. One of the victims, aged 22, was transported to the hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. Another man, aged 32, was also reported in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the back.

However, the third man, of an undetermined age, was reported in critical condition and was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the back and chest.

No suspects have been apprehended in connection to this incident.

According to Chicago Sun-times, this is the most violent Memorial Day weekend in the city in the last eight years.

A few days before the weekend, the Mayor of Chicago, Brandon Johnson, stated that there will be more policemen on the streets during the weekend. While this is exactly that happened, the number of shootings was higher than in the last couple of years.


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