Late last week, the second of two victims of a shooting that occurred at the end of January died — but that wasn’t the only mayhem in store for Chicago. By Sunday afternoon, another 8 were shot in the Windy City.
Kenneth Guise, 38, who died last Thursday, was the second man to die from a shooting that occurred on January 29 in the 11900 block of South Yale Avenue.
Guise was preceded in death by one Mayron Collier, 24, whom Chicago police claim was shot execution-style in the head by 27-year-old parolee Christopher Cage.
After allegedly murdering Collier, police report that Cage fired random shots into a crowd of people, hitting Guise.
Cage had already been charged with the murder of Collier, but now that Guise has died, it is likely Cage’s charges will be upgraded.
In one case, a 32-year-old man had the misfortune of being shot in both feet as he tried to escape out of a car stricken with a hail of bullets.
In another of the shootings, a man took a bullet graze to his face as he stood on the sidewalk. It was another case of a drive-by shooting.
The Chicago Police were also responsible for one of the eight shootings when a man in an SUV allegedly tried to run an officer down just before 3PM on Saturday. Police responded by wounding the man, forcing him to stop his vehicle.
So far in February, Chicago has seen one killed and 18 shot. In January, 149 were shot, of which 29 died.
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