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At Least 67 Shot Over July 4 Weekend in Chicago, 11 Fatally

At least 67 people were shot in Chicago since Wednesday, 11 fatally, over the July 4 holiday long holiday weekend, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Eight people were shot -- one fatally -- in a drive-by shooting in which two men fired on a group of people at a home in the Lawndale neighborhood Saturday evening, authorities said.
At least one of the shooters used a rifle and casings were recovered at the scene, police said.

Among the shootings  reported were:  

One victim, a 49-year-old man, was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was identified as Terry Patterson; his home address was not available. He had been taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound the groin, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said.

At Stroger were: a woman, 72, with a wound to an ankle; a woman, 41, with a wound to her right thigh; a man, 43, with gunshot wounds to the leg and back; a man, 45, shot in the penis and right thigh; and a man, 48, shot in the leg and buttocks. At Mount Sinai were: a man, 31, shot in the wrist, and a woman, 20, shot in the right leg. Police described all the victims as having had their conditions stabilized.





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