At Least 45 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago

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At least 45 people were shot, six of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred “about 5:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Rhodes Avenue.” A man of unknown age was on the sidewalk when someone shot at him, striking him in the chest. The man died later in a hospital.

At roughly “9:45 p.m. in the 2900-block of Devon Avenue” a 31-year-old man was walking when someone approached him and opened fire.  The 31-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Just before 3:40 a.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the head while sitting in a vehicle “in the 1300-block of West 72nd Street near Ada Street.” Her wound proved fatal.

A 36-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in an alley “in the 700-block of 66th near Halsted Street” at 8:39 a.m. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

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A 7:26 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds was found lying between two houses “in the 11500-block of State Street.” He too was transported to a hospital and he died there a short time later.

Two more people with gunshot wounds were discovered “in the 3900-block of West 31st Street” around 8:32 p.m. One of the two, a 23-year-old, had been shot multiple times and died at the hospital. The second man, a 35-year-old, survived but is in critical condition.

A database maintained by the Sun-Times shows 211 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2024, through June 9, 2024.

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