Chicago seems to be unfortunately, but amazingly consistent when it comes to the violence that plagues the city every day and every weekend.
At least four people were killed and another 38 were wounded, including five teenagers, across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. This is similar to the previous weekend, which saw at least four murdered and another 41 wounded in shootings.
Here are the names and ages of those killed over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Ruben Maravilla, 45
Unidentified Male, Age Unknown
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 257 people have been murdered and another 1,541 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.