4 killed, at least 36 hurt in weekend shootings across Chicago

It was a violent weekend across Chicago.

At least 36 people were shot since Friday night, four of them were killed.

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in one of the shootings.

Police say the teen shot and killed 20-year-old Joshua Martinez around 1 a.m. Sunday, after they got into an argument in Gage Park.

Just 30 minutes earlier, 28-year-old Jasmine Martinez was rushed to the hospital after a car pulled up beside hers and opened fire in Humboldt Park.

Her family says she was not in a gang.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy released a statement saying there is obviously much more work to be done and police will not rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety.

4 comments

  • Tango

    Monday morning, Collins made a statement saying the current gun laws have made it more difficult to reduce violence.

    “While Chicago continues to see reductions in crime and violence, there’s obviously much more work to be done and we continue to be challenged by lax state and federal gun laws,” Collins said.

    I'm certain that a dearth of gun laws is the primary reason that these people became victims. It has nothing to do with drugs or gangs… it's all the fault of those racist suburban and rural gun owners who refuse to allow the rest of Illinois to assume their rightful place as the 51st Ward.

    And don't forget to blame the law-abiding citizens who paid their poll tax, attended the longest training in the country and underwent 8 background checks for the acts of criminals. After all, never let a crisis go to waste.

  • mbarney

    Young gang members have been shooting each other in this city for 50 years, and there are nothing we can do about it. Peace out to the younger generation who have to go through this every night for the rest of their lives.

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