Between Friday and Sunday night as the long Labor Day weekend began, three people were killed and 33 wounded — and the weekend still has one more day to go, since Labor Day falls on Monday this year.
The long weekend began with a flurry of shootings, 11 in all, on Friday night.
The weekend’s first homicide also happened Friday in the city’s Back Of The Yards near south side neighborhood when at 10:45 PM police found a 36-year-old man lying on a sidewalk — shot dead.
Less than five hours later, a 43-year-old man was shot and killed farther south.
By late Sunday night, a third man was shot and killed on the 7400 bock of North Ridge Avenue.
Some 33 others were wounded around the city during a 48-hour period. Most shootings happened near the south and south side of the city.
Chicago is still reeling over the death of nine-year-old Antonio Smith, a boy was shot six times near his apartment complex on August 21.
With the never-ending death toll mounting by the week, Little Antonio’s mother said this weekend that she is “praying for the whole city right now.”
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