More than 50 shot, 13 killed in Chicago weekend violence

Chicago News

CHICAGO —  It was another violent weekend in Chicago with 53 people shot — 13 fatally.

One of the latest shootings happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on the 200 block of North Pulaski in Garfield Park.

Police said a 28-year-old woman was sitting in a vehicle with another person, when someone walked up and fired shots.

The woman was shot in the back and a 26-year-old man was also struck, according to police.

Both victims were transported to Stroger Hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. The man is listed in critical condition.

In another incident Sunday, a 35-year-old man was shot in the head on the 6100 block of South Throop Street around 4 p.m.

Police say a group of people were sitting on a porch when two people got out of a vehicle and fired shots in their direction, striking four people. Witnesses say they were not the intended targets and were caught in the crossfire.

In another shooting early Saturday morning, six people were shot in the 100 block of North Pine Avenue. The suspect was shot, and was known to officers. According to police, the suspect was recently charged for having a gun in his possession.

During a press conference Monday, CPD Supt. David Brown expressed his frustration with the shooting.

“A person who is out of jail on electronic monitoring that had previously seven felonies and was arrested by Chicago police officers, and his gun was recovered for a possession of an illegal gun — and yet he’s out of jail”, Supt. Brown said.

Police said eight people have been arrested in this past weekend’s violence, and 87 guns were recovered off the streets.

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