5 killed, 34 injured in weekend violence across Chicago

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CHICAGO -- A city worker was among five people killed and 34 injured in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.

49-year-old city worker Yvonne Nelson was shot just two blocks from Chicago Police headquarters as she left a popular Starbucks at 35th and State on her way home from work Friday afternoon.

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson

She was not the intended target. Police say the shooter opened fire on a documented gang member nearby. No one is in custody.

Reverend Jesse Jackson stopped by the WGN studio Sunday morning to comment on the latest wave of violence.  He called the shootings "painfully frightening" in what's become a "local crisis."

Jackson's comments come less than 24 hours after community leaders, pastors, and residents rallied on the South Side, first forming a prayer line, then lying in the street to protest gun violence for a two mile stretch between Greenwood and the Dan Ryan.

Activists say similar rallies and sit ins will take place until city officials take whatever steps necessary to stop the gun violence.