Chicago Violence Erupts As Ove 60 Are Shot 4th Of July Weekend
The July 4th weekend is always filled with the loud booms of fireworks. But in Chicago, residents are far more likely to hear the bangs of gunfire.
More than 60 people were shot in the Windy City over the long holiday weekend, leaving at least nine people dead, ABC7 Chicago reported.
The bloody weekend began around 2:30 a.m. Friday when a 34-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by. From there, the violence intensified.
A teenager was shot in his car.
A woman in her 60s was grazed in the head by a stray bullet while standing on her front porch.
A man was struck by a falling bullet.
A teen was standing on the sidewalk when her ex-boyfriend allegedly walked up and shot her in the legs.
A man sitting in his car was killed when a gunman fired shots into the vehicle. A woman who was also sitting inside was injured by glass.
Two people were killed and another three wounded in police-involved shootings.
The shootings were so numerous this weekend that the Chicago Tribune ended up publishing a roundup of attacks, focusing on just a four-hour period Sunday afternoon.
Tribune staff has been diligently following Chicagoland’s shootings, mapping the incidents and listing the most recent victims by date, gender, age and location.
Since Jan. 1, more than 1,100 people have been shot in Chicago.