16 Shot Since New Year’s Day in Chicago

AP Photo/David Goldman
AP Photo/David Goldman
Chicago, IL

New Year’s Day was particularly dangerous for residents of Chicago as nine were shot, including a 14-year-old girl. Two days later, by Saturday, seven more shootings were added to the toll.

According to police, several of those shot on New Year’s Day were known gang members.

The 14-year old girl was shot in the arm in the Woodlawn neighborhood along with a 21-year-old man who was shot in the back. The young man was a known gang member.

By Saturday, 7 more had been shot in the city in separate incidents.

One man, 22, was shot while inside a barbershop in the West Austin neighborhood. He was taken to the hospital with a shot to the shoulder.

Three were shot on the city’s South Side on Saturday afternoon.

Nearby Rosemont also experienced a fatality when a 14-year-old Des Plaines boy was shot and killed with a gunshot wound to the head.

On Saturday, Rosemont police said they had no motive for the shooting, but said that the town was safe.

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