Chicago: 14-Year-Old Boy Among 5 Dead, Another 34 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

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Things appeared to be “back to normal” over the weekend as Chicago’s shooting victim numbers unfortunately approached its usual summer totals. And while people are upset about a young man defending himself, those same people don’t seem to care one bit about the people shot in what, more times than not, amounts to gang activity.

At least five people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy, and another 34 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. This is up from the previous weekend, which saw at least four killed and another 17 wounded.

Besides the 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed, at least six other minors were wounded in shootings, ranging in age from 15 to 17.

Here are the names and ages of those who lost their lives over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:

Unidentified Male, 14

Unidentified Male, 45

Unidentified Male, 22

Florentino Vargas, 47

Quinhon T. Douglas, 19

As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 289 people have been murdered and another 1,702 have been wounded in Chicago in 2021. The Chicago Tribune, which keeps a tracker of all shooting victims in Chicago, have apparently given up keeping track as they still haven’t updated their numbers in over two months. But, they reported that — as of July 7 — 2,021 people have been shot in Chicago this year. That number is 164 more than at the same point in 2020, which saw the second most shooting victims in the last 10 years of tracking data.

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