Labor Day Weekend in Chicago: 46 Shot Friday into Monday Morning

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot listens to a question after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker annou
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Forty-six people were shot Friday into Monday morning of Labor Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Seven of the 46 shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

Breitbart News reported that 17 people were shot, four of them fatally, Friday into Sunday morning alone.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times noted three additional shooting fatalities, the first of which occurred Saturday night at 11:15 p.m., when a 29-year-old man was shot and killed “in the 6600-block of South Evans Avenue” following an argument.

Minutes later, police responded to the sound of gunshots “in the Old Town neighborhood’s 1300-block of North Hudson Avenue,” where they found a 31-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

At 3;00 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old was shot multiple times “in the 6000-block of South Racine Avenue.” He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Sun-Times pointed out that 457 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2022, through September 4, 2022.

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