Chicago authorities on Monday said that 70 people were shot and 12 were killed amid another violent weekend in the city.
Chicago’s WLS-TV reported that the first fatal shooting occurred Friday when a gunman shot a man multiple times who was walking near the sidewalk in the city’s South Shore, Chicago police said.
The victim was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His name has yet to be released.
On Saturday, a drive-by shooting left a man fatally shot in Austin on the city’s Northwest side. The 37-year-old victim was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people about 1:15 a.m. when someone inside a blue vehicle opened fire, police said. The unidentified man was shot in the head and was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
At the same time, a shooting in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood killed a teenage boy and left another seriously wounded, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The teens, ages 15 and 17, were in the backyard of a home around 1:15 a.m. when a gunman opened fire, police said. The 17-year-old was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other boy was shot in the stomach and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
On Saturday night, a man was fatally shot as he smoked a cigarette in front of a 24-hour convenience store he worked at on the South Side, according to the paper.
The victim, Theodore Smith, 44, was standing outside the store when a gunman walked up and shot him in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
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