Chicago: At Least 13 Shot, 5 Fatally, Friday into Saturday Night

Chicago police conduct an investigation after a shooting on Wabash Avenue between Madison
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At least 13 people were shot, five of them fatally, Friday into Saturday night in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago.

CBS News reported the first of the fatal shootings was a drive-by that occurred Friday “in the 5600 block of North Rockwell Street” just before 7 p.m.

Someone from inside a black SUV opened fire on three boys, killing a 16-year-old.

The next fatal shooting was discovered just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday “in the 400 block of West Division Street,” where a 34-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds was found. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 10:40 Saturday a 44-year-old man “in the 2900 block of South State Street” was shot multiple times and killed.

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Chicago Police

Just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a 49-year-old man “in the 4300 block of West 25th Street” was discovered with numerous gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

ABC 7 noted that a 16-year-old boy got in “a verbal altercation” with someone “in the 6500 block of South Racine Avenue” shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday night and was shot numerous times. The boy was transported to a hospital where he died.

A database maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times showed 244 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2024, through June 2, 2024.

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