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.
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 ABC7 Chicago.
Police attended to the girl at the scene, but she refused to be transported to the hospital.
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.