Halloween weekend marks deadliest of year with 17 fatally shot


Demarco Webster Jr.

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CHICAGO -- Halloween weekend earns the grim title of the deadliest weekend this year on Chicago’s streets.

Fifty-seven people were shot -- 17 fatally-- since Friday evening. Among those killed were four teenagers.

Seventeen-year-old twin brothers, Edwin and Edward Bryant, were standing outside in the 400 block of West Evergreen Avenue in Old Town around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, when someone drove up and fired shots.

The boys were shot multiple times and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made and Area Central detectives are investigating.

Demarco Webster Jr.
Demarco Webster Jr.

Demarco Webster Jr., 14, was killed Saturday morning in the city's South Austin neighborhood.

The boy was helping his dad move, and tying a mattress to the roof of their van when someone shot him from a passing car.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talked about the violence during a police graduation at Navy Pier.

Johnson said, "These violent gun offenders are clearly giving us the message that they just don't care about the rest of the city of Chicago.  And to be quite frank, I'm sick of it and I know the people in the communities are tired of it.  That's why we have to do a better job of holding those individuals accountable."



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