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43 Wounded, 4 Killed in Chicago Shootings Over the Weekend

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | August 12, 2019 | 4:21 PM EDT

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Between Friday, Aug. 9 and Monday, Aug. 12, shootings in Chicago left 4 people dead and 43 wounded, according to the Chicago Sun-Times and other Illinois media. 

Since Jan. 1 (through Aug. 10),  309 people have been killed in Chicago, most of them by gun violence, reported the Chicago Tribune

Among some of the weekend victims was an 8-year-old girl. She was at a barbeque in Humboldt Park on Sunday "when someone inside a blue Dodge Charger drove by and opened fire," reported the Tribune. She was rushed to the hospital and apparently is in good condition. 

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On Saturday, 16-year-old William Granados was shot to death. He was sitting in the front of a car "when someone opened fire from the sidewalk," reported the Tribune. He "was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead."

Shortly thereafter, 19-year-old Geniko Childress was standing outside with other people when he was shot in the armpit; he was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

"Less than half an hour before that shooting, a 29-year-old man was fatally wounded in South Chicago," reported the Tribune. "Malcolm Sabbs was standing on the sidewalk about 1:35 a.m. in the 8600 block of South Exchange Avenue when a group of males approached him on foot and unleashed gunfire."

He was later pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. 

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Douglas Tate, 47, was shot and killed in Humboldt Park on Saturday. On Sunday, "six people, including five women, were wounded in a drive-by in Garfield Park on the West Side," stated the Tribune

One of the women, age 32, "was hit in the shoulder, and another 32-year-old was struck in the neck and face. The third woman, 27, was shot in the leg....Two other women, 37 and 38, were taken to Stroger Hospital and had their conditions stabilized, police said. The older woman was shot in the arm, and the younger one was struck in the shoulder."

"At least 36 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday," reported the Tribune

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman

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