At least 55 people were shot, 12 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago, according to the local media in the Windy City. One of the fatalities was a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head.
Nearly all of the shootings occurred in neighborhoods in the South and West sides of the city, areas that were identified by the city "last fall as 'priority community areas' where police and other resources were to be boosted," reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
On Friday, one man was shot 11 times in front of his home, reported The Sun-Times. A couple was shot in a parking lot in South Chicago, and another couple was shot dead in a convenience store.
Fifteen-year-old Dajon Gater was shot by two gunmen. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, said The Sun-Times.
Another fatality was a 56-year-old man, who was shot in West Garfield Park. Two men, ages 46 and 56, were shot dead on Sunday on the South Side.
The Sun-Times further reported, "On Saturday night, a man was killed and two others wounded in a shooting in Washington Park. Johnnie Williams, 46, was with two others on the sidewalk in the 5500 block of South Michigan Avenue when people in a gray Jeep and a blue Acura opened fire about 7:30 p.m."
Two men were shot dead on Saturday. One of the men, "24-year-old Haniff Collins, was shot in his head, neck, chest and leg, police said. He was taken to Loretto Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The second man, 29-year-old Derrick McCampbell, died after being shot in the chest, torso and arm," said The Sun-Times.
In addition, on Friday, "Adrian Navarro, 18, was struck in the torso and leg and transported to Humboldt Park Health hospital, where he died."
Some of the other people shot included a 2-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy, and two police officers, reported The Sun Times.
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So far this year, 1,298 people have been shot in Chicago (Jan. 1 - May 24, 2021). As the Chicago Tribune has stated, the "majority of the victims of homicide in Chicago are young, black men."