People Shot, 6 Fatally in Chicago Over Weekend

7700 block of South South Shore

7700 block of South South Shore

"The city of Chicago experienced a violent night", Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller said Sunday afternoon.

Four of the victims were teenage girls.

The youngest person wounded was an 11-year-old boy shot in the left leg on the West Side - also in the Lawndale neighborhood. At least 57 people were shot between Friday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at noon.

The most recent shooting happened in the early hours of Monday morning when a man in a ski-mask fired two shots at people stood outside their home. A auto drove up to the gathering and two people got out and opened fire into the crowd, hitting two more teenagers and a 25-year-old man. The victim's ages range from 14 to 24-years-old.

Almost three dozen people were shot in Chicago early Sunday morning. No one was in custody for that shooting. Four other people wounded, one of them critically, and taken to hospitals for treatment. "We have such a genocide in our community, it's driving me absolutely bonkers", said Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick of Stone Temple Baptist Church.

There were 12 people killed in shootings and at least 54 others injured this weekend, according to the latest police figures obtained by ABC station WLS.




During one early morning period of more than two hours, 25 people were shot in five mass shootings, police told the Chicago Tribune. A 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the hand and thigh and is hospitalized at Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

Emanuel says the weekend shootings were concentrated in just a few neighborhoods on Chicago's West and South Sides, in areas where street gangs are entrenched. Before the weekend's surge, they credited it with declines in homicides and shootings from a year ago.

Victims families and friends were prevented from entering the emergency room at Stroger hospital as the staff was overwhelmed by the "unusually high volume" of trauma patients. "We together have to work as a city.we have a challenge and it requires all of us".

"We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago".

Chicago Mayor and former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel raised eyebrows throughout the country Monday, telling his city's residents that neighborhoods need to "step up" and help stem the escalating gun-violence sweeping the region. "He is out of touch with our neighbors in the neediest communities and he is failing them....to death".

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