So much for the positive trend of the last couple of weekends which saw decreasing numbers in terms of people shot in the city of Chicago. Unfortunately, the numbers went back up over this past weekend, and yet again, no one seems to care.
Seven people were killed and another 21 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. This is a sharp increase over the previous two weekends that saw 19 and 16 people shot, respectively, with a total of at least six people dying from their wounds during those two weekends.
Here’s an example of this past weekend’s violence, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
A 27-year-old man was shot in the chest at 2:18 a.m. in the 8400 block of South Kenneth Avenue, according to police. Witnesses told investigators a vehicle with two males inside drove up and at least one of the occupants fired shots at him. A family member drove the man to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
As for the running total of weekend shooting victims MRCTV has been keeping track of since Memorial Day weekend, at least 793 people have been shot in Chicago on weekends. Out of those shot, at least 115 people have died as a result of their wounds.
The Chicago Tribune recently updated their year-to-date (YTD) tracker of shootings that have occurred in 2019 in the city. As of October 6th, at least 2,141 people in total have been shot in the Windy City this year.