It’s pretty sad that a weekend in which 45 people were shot is a downward slide from the usual amount of shootings a city sees.
At least three people were killed and another 42 were wounded across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. These massive numbers are down from the previous weekend, which saw at least 10 murdered and another 58 wounded.
Here are the names and ages of those who lost their lives over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Martinus M. King, 17
Edward Hudson, 44
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 253 people have been murdered and another 1,503 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.