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Chicago shootings this weekend: At least 58 people were shot, 11 of them fatally, over the July 4 holiday weekend, according to the CPD

Chicago shootings this weekend: At least 58 people were shot, 11 of them fatally, over the July 4 holiday weekend, according to the CPD

Chicago shootings this weekend: At least 58 people were shot, 11 of them fatally, over the July 4 holiday weekend, according to the CPD

CHICAGO– At least 58 people have been shot, 11 of them fatally, in gun violence incidents in Chicago so far this weekend, police said.

The shootings occurred across the city beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, during the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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On Friday night, many people were grappling with the lasting impact gun violence can have on a community.

The violence includes three mass shootings, one in which two women and an 8-year-old boy were killed and two toddlers were left in critical condition after multiple shooters opened fire at a home in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

At least 19 of the people shot occurred in mass shootings in Austin, Greater Grand Crossing and Little Italy.

Around 12:15 a.m. Friday, police responded to calls of shots fired and found eight people wounded by gunfire in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, according to Chicago police, who said the two gunmen fled.

Two women, ages 74 and 31, were shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition, police said.

Two men, ages 28 and 23, were also shot in the leg and were taken to Stroger in stable condition.

Another man, 36, was shot in the groin and taken to Stroger in stable condition, authorities said.

An 18-year-old woman was grazed in the head and was also taken to Stroger, where she was listed in good condition, authorities said.

We extend our deepest condolences to the affected families and communities.

Two women, ages 18 and 19, were also grazed and denied medical attention, police said.

Erica Pinkerton said she grew up with the 74-year-old woman who was shot and wounded, and she is fed up with the violence.

“They don’t bother anybody. They’re the sweetest women you’ll ever meet,” Pinkerton said. “We don’t know how to enjoy each other, because we’re so bitter and cold inside, with each other and with ourselves.”

Last year, 18 people were shot and two were killed during the Fourth of July holiday. Pinkerton described the day in two words.

“It’s the day of the murder…” he said.

Vaughn Bryant is the executive director of Metropolitan Peace Initiatives, a group of 15 community organizations that focus on reducing gun violence. He said his team helped close the 31st Street beach during the holiday for safety reasons.

“When you grow up in an environment where there’s trauma, you don’t resolve your conflicts adaptively and you use means that may be extreme to ultimately resolve our small conflicts that don’t require people to lose their lives,” Bryant said. “It’s our city and everything that happens in our city as citizens is our responsibility… You can’t complain that you don’t have businesses or that things happen when we’re not keeping things safe in the areas where businesses can thrive.”

Some people believe that not enough is being done to stop the violence.

“They need to stop the guns, you know?” said Austin resident Raul Perez. “You can’t go out at night. You’re afraid to go out at night because they’re going to shoot you or something.”

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson responded to the violence in a statement that read in part: “We extend our deepest condolences to the families and communities affected.”

Johnson said there will be an emergency services assistance center open on Tuesday, July 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fosco Park on Racine Avenue to help support community members.

Less than two hours after the Little Italy shooting, around 1:45 a.m., officers responding to calls of a person shot in the 100 block of South Menard Avenue found six people injured after two gunmen exchanged gunfire and fled the scene, according to police.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, authorities said.

An 18-year-old woman was shot three times in the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, while a second woman, 20, was shot once in the back and was taken to Stroger in good condition.

A 23-year-old man was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the leg, authorities said. He was in good condition, while a second 23-year-old man was shot in the hip and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in good condition.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Minutes later, a 16-year-old girl was shot and critically wounded early Friday at a North Lawndale housing complex on the city’s West Side. About 1:40 a.m., she was in the 1200 block of South Central Park Avenue when someone shot her in the head, police said.

Early Friday morning around 7:05 a.m., a man and a woman were found shot to death in the 3400 block of East 87th Street, police said. They were dead at the scene.

Two women, ages 59 and 29, were shot about 11:50 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Leclaire Avenue, police said. The older woman was shot in the hip and head and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she later died, police said. The younger woman was shot in the torso and was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition, authorities said.

Around the same time, a 35-year-old man was arguing with a gunman in the 6000 block of South Winchester Avenue when the gunman shot him multiple times, police said. The 35-year-old man was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 30-year-old man was standing in a crowd in the 8400 block of South Kerfoot Avenue when he was shot in the torso, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Hours later, around 2:10 a.m. Friday, officers responded to calls about a person shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue and found a 43-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, authorities said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the neck around 1 a.m. Thursday in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street. He was taken to the University of Chicago, where he died, according to police.

A man was found shot to death Thursday afternoon in Roseland on the South Side. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter call and found the man, whose age is not known, unresponsive in the 9300 block of South Lafayette Avenue about 2:10 p.m., police said. He was shot in the chest and side and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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ABC7 Chicago’s Jasmine Minor contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2024.)