Twenty-nine people were shot, five fatally, Friday into Saturday night in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
ABC 7 reported that the first fatality occurred just before midnight Friday. The death was discovered after officers saw a man “with a gunshot wound in his back” who was “running down the street with a rifle.”
Police apprehended the armed man and found a dead individual near the scene.
Early Saturday morning around 3 a.m., two people were killed and three others injured when shots were fired during a party in Gresham. The Chicago Sun-Times noted both fatalities were result of gunshot wounds to the head.
An unidentified male was found ” in the 400 block of South Kostner Avenue” with a gunshot wound around just after 4 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
The fifth fatality of the Friday-into-Saturday-night time-frame occurred at 2:45 p.m. Saturday “in the 1300 block of East Marquette Road.”
The victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
The Mother’s Day Weekend victims included a 14-year-old boy who died from his wounds.
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