Seventeen people were shot and killed and 41 others wounded over the weekend in the gun-controlled Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune reports that these deaths bring the number of homicides to 630 year-to-date. There were 492 for all of 2015.
According to WBBM, the killing began Friday around 9 p.m., when 38-year-old Hernando Caster was shot multiple times by two gunmen. Caster “was on a sidewalk in the 4900 block of West Huron” at the time that the attack occurred. Two 30-year-old men sitting in a car at a gas station where shot and killed roughly 20 minutes after Caster was attacked.
At 12:04 a.m. Saturday morning, a 25-year-old was shot and killed while sitting in his car “in the 1200 block of West 79th Street.” At 1:03 a.m., “30-year-old Tyrice Anderson [was found] lying in the street in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive.” And the violence continued.
Around 8:39 p.m. Saturday night, a “masked man” walked into a restaurant and opened fire, wounding two individuals. According to ABC 7, police said the attack occurred “inside the Jamaican Jerk Villa in the 700-block of West 79th Street.” A female employee and a female customer were wounded.
On Sunday morning, two 17-year-old twin brothers were shot to death. The brothers–Edwin and Edward Bryant–“were standing outside in the 1300-block of North Hudson Avenue at about 3:15 a.m. when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire.” The latest homicide occurred at 4 a.m. Monday, when a 28-year-old was shot and killed “in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.” Police said the victim “was found with gunshot wounds to the chest and head on the kitchen floor of a second-floor apartment in the 1100 block of West Garfield.”
According to the Tribune, the weekend violence raises the number of shooting victims in Chicago to 3,663 year-t0-date. There were 2,988 shooting victims for the whole of 2015.
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