Maybe it was because of the colder weather over the weekend. Maybe it was just dumb luck. Whatever the case, the city of Chicago saw a drastic drop in shooting victims, even though one is too many.
At least four people were killed and another 17 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. This is down from the previous weekend, which saw at least 10 people murdered and another 42 wounded.
Here are the names and ages of those who lost their lives over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Stephen Boyd, 33
Darrell Russell, 28
Unidentified Female, 20
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 284 people have been murdered and another 1,668 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.