Although the national media largely ignore the rampant gun violence in the Windy City, the local media in Chicago reported that 53 people were shot, five fatally, over this past weekend (Oct. 9-12).
Five of the people wounded in the shootings are juveniles, according to CBS2 Chicago.
On Saturday, around 6:50 p.m., four people were shot while sitting in a car in West Garfield Park, reported CBS2. The victims then drove away and shortly thereafter crashed into a Chicago Fire Department vehicle.
“A 21-year-old man was shot in the back and forearm, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” reported CBS2. “A 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man who were both shot in the back were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 34-year-old man was shot several times and was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.”
A 27-year-old man was shot close to 3:00 a.m. on Saturday; he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
“About half an hour earlier, two women were standing in an alley on the 4500 block of West Wilcox Street in West Garfield Park, when someone shot them, police said,” as reported by CBS2.
“Mieya Sims, 25, was shot in the head, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office,” said CBS2. Also, a “22-year-old woman was shot in the right leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.”
On Friday evening, Oct. 3, “Tacarrene Scott, 37, was shot in the head, and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office,” said the news station.
“The first shooting of the weekend was reported at 6:45 p.m. Friday, when a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg on the 3100 block of West Polk Street in the Lawndale neighborhood,” according to CBS2. “At least 38 other people have been shot since Friday evening.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, in 2017 there were 3,567 shooting victims in Chicago; in 2018 there were 2,937 shooting victims; and in and 2019 there were 2,974.
As of Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, 3,304 people have been shot in the Windy City, reported the Chicago Tribune.