The city of Chicago, now under the leadership of newly inaugurated, far-left Mayor Brandon Johnson, saw at least 35 people shot over the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Eight of those people were killed by the gunfire, Breaking911 reports.
Local ABC News reports one 35-year-old man was killed while sitting in a parked car with a 30-year-old woman in West Garfield Park around 2 am when someone drove up next to the couple and started firing. The man was shot in the head and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead while the woman remains in critical condition after being shot in the side. No arrests were made.
Another man, 20, was shot and killed early Sunday in the 1000-block of West 105th Street. He was walking when two men approached him and opened fire, hitting him in the legs and head. He was pronounced dead at the scene and no arrests have been made.
On Saturday, a 26-year-old man in the 500 block of East 67th Street was shot and killed around 10:55 pm. He was reportedly leaving a gas station when someone drove beside him in a white SUV and opened fire. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. No arrests have been made.
Another Saturday shooting saw authorities discovering a man shot to death in the 7800-block of South Seeley Avenue. A man was shot and killed in the 1100 block of North Ridgeway Avenue around 11:15 am on the same day and another in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.
Other weekend shootings included three men who were shot while walking in the 600-block of West Barry Avenue a little before 1 am on Sunday morning. All three survived and no arrests have been made.
On Saturday night, a 14-year-old girl was shot while standing on a sidewalk around 10 pm in the 7000 block of South Ada Street. She was only grazed and was treated at the scene. No arrests were made.
In that same neighborhood, a drive-by shooting saw three more men wounded by gunfire Saturday night, and no arrests were made in the attack.
Chicago has experienced a significant rise in violent crime since 2020 with a 100 percent increase in fatal shootings between 2020 and 2021. The city's total crime overall rose 37 percent in 2022 with a total of 695 homicides. That number was down from 804 murders in 2021.
Theft, burglary, and robbery crimes have all increased since 2021.
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