Chicago Weekend Shootings: At Least 6 Dead, 22 Wounded

Nick Kangadis | November 1, 2021
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Halloween weekend unfortunately didn't scare any criminals out of shooting people, because another weekend has passed and the numbers didn't go down. They have been remarkably consistent recently, even though the overall numbers are down from the spring and summer seasons. Still, it's a sad state of affairs when 34 people being shot in a single weekend is down from what occurred during the warmer months of the year.

At least six people were murdered and another 22 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. This is exactly the same amount of people shot as the previous weekend, which saw at least three people killed and another 26 wounded. 

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

Unidentified Male, 28

Unidentified Male, 26

Unidentified Male, 26

Keith Melton-McKinney, 56

Unidentified Male, "believed to be 30"

Kailah Bledsoe, 22

A 15-year-old and 16-year-old were shot this weekend as well, with the 15-year-old in "serious condition" and the 16-year-old is in "good condition."

As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 270 people have been murdered and another 1,609 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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