56 Shot and 12 Killed in Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend
It is sad to report that at least 56 Chicago citizens were shot over Memorial Day Weekend, with 12 of them succumbing to their injuries.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the victims (mostly men) ranged from 17-47 years of age, with one women being shot by her boyfriend early Tuesday morning around 2:00 a.m. The latest killing was that of a 17-year-old boy who was shot several times in the back and leg Monday night around 7:50 p.m. Many of the fatalities occurred between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, bringing the total to nine victims before Monday afternoon. Three others were killed a short time later.
As many shootings that took place over the course of the weekend, no one has been placed in custody for the crimes. Chicago Police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney reported that many of the victims were taken to different hospitals in serious or critical condition, and Chicago police are currently investigating every shooting.
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