Five Dead, Twenty-Eight Wounded in Chicago Violence

Five Dead, Twenty-Eight Wounded in Chicago Violence

Gang violence continues to rage in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago, as shootings since Friday resulted in five people killed and twenty-eight wounded. 

Over the weekend, two people were killed, one of whom was a 16-year-old boy. The teen was killed in an incident where two others were wounded. Police say all three are known gang members. The second man killed was a 32-year-old who was found dead in an alley in the 800 block of North Orleans Street.

Late in the night, as Sunday turned into Monday, six more shootings occurred in the Windy City. Two were killed during that shooting.

In yet another incident, a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death on the northwest side of the city.

The violence, resulting in deaths and almost thirty people wounded, is more of the same for Chicago. 

Last week, a disgruntled worker entered a downtown Chicago business and shot the CEO of the company for which he was working. Anthony DeFrances was angered after his job was downsized at ArrowStream, Inc., a supply chain management software company based in Chicago. 

The CEO, Steven LaVoie was shot several times, once in the head. He is in critical condition but is showing signs of “small improvements.” The ArrowStream employee committed suicide after shooting LaVoie.

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