Nearly 30 Shot, Four Fatally, over Weekend in Gun-Controlled Chicago

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2013 file photo, Chicago police detectives investigate the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in a city park in Chicago. A year after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed, Jan. 29, 2013, in a park during a …
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Four people were killed and another 24 wounded by gunfire in gun-controlled Chicago over the weekend.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that three of the four fatalities occurred on Sunday.

The first fatality of the day occurred at 12:30 a.m. when someone pulled out a gun following an argument and opened fire. Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Carter was shot and killed.

Another fatality occurred earlier Sunday, around 3:30 a.m. In that incident a 32-year-old male was in a car with another 33-year-old when a car pulled up beside them and someone began shooting. The 32-year-old was struck in the head and neck and later died. The 33-year-old was stuck too, but is hospitalized “in good condition.”

The last fatality of the day happened around 12:15 p.m. in an Austin neighborhood Sunday afternoon, when someone opened fire on two individuals on the sidewalk. One of the individuals, a 23-year-old male, was shot multiple times in the chest and killed. The second individual, a 19-year-old male, was shot but is hospitalized in stable condition.

On May 29, 2018, Breitbart News reported that 36 were shot in gun-controlled Chicago over the Memorial Day Weekend. Seven of the shooting victims died.

On June 21, 2018, Breitbart News reported that 21 persons were shot during a 14-hour period. The wounded included an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old.

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