10 Dead, 52 Wounded In Shootings Across Chicago During July 4th
Somebody HAS to do SOMETHING!
Shootings over the July 4th holiday weekend left 10 people dead and 52 others wounded.
A 7-year-old boy shot in the chest during an attack aimed at his father was among those killed.
The boy died during a 9-hour stretch in which 32 of the weekend’s 62 gunshot victims were wounded. Five of those people died after being shot and the other 27 were wounded between about 9:20 p.m. Saturday and 4:45 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
Shootings last year, over an 84-hour period, left 82 people shot, 16 fatally. Five of those shot during that period were wounded by police. This year’s violence happened over the same period of time – Thursday afternoon into early Monday morning.
The city had a violent period similar to Saturday’s stretch last year – in which 30 people were wounded over 30 hours.
The shootings between Thursday afternoon and early Monday morning this year were primarily scattered across the South and West sides, though 7 people were wounded on the city’s North Side and one was shot downtown after fireworks Saturday night.
62 shot. 10 dead. Let that sink in. All those lives lost, all for nothing.
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