Chicago Weekend Shootings Down For the First Time in Weeks: At Least 3 Dead, 16 Others Wounded


For the first time in weeks, the number of weekend shooting victims in Chicago has gone down. The numbers for this past weekend still aren't good - heck, one person being a victim isn't a good thing - but at least the trend of shooting victims going up has ended...for the time being.

At least three people were killed and another 16 were wounded in weekend shootings across the Chicagoland area, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. This is down from the previous weekend, which saw at least five people murdered and another 28 wounded.

Here are the three people who were killed this past weekend:

Unidentified male, 29

Lashawn Blakemore, 25

Julius D. Gray, 29

Adding this weekend's shooting numbers to the 2020 count for Chicago weekend shootings, 54 people have been killed and another 282 have been wounded.

The Chicago Tribune, who keeps track of all shootings in Chicago regardless of the day of the week, hasn't updated their numbers from the previous week. However, as a reminder, 610 people have been the victims of shootings in Chicago as of April 12th. That number is 81 more than at the same point in 2019.

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