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The gun violence in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend —Sept. 4-7, 2020 — left between 51 to 56 people injured and eight to 10 were fatal. Gun violence continues to claim victims.
Violence in Chicago Labor Day weekend caused many people to mourn the death of love ones, Five of the people wounded are under the age of 18. An eight-year-old girl by the name of Dajore Wilson was shot to death. Chicago Police Superintendent asked the public for help with any information they have on her Murder.
Two people died in separate mass shootings on Monday night, as gun violence continues in Chicago.
An 8-year-old girl was shot to death, and two other people were wounded. The shooting took place at around 5:55 p.m. (CT) in the Canaryville neighborhood on the south side. The girl and three adults were on 47th Street and South Union Avenue, riding in an SUV when the shooting took place, the SUV crashed into a tree and her mother suffered injuries. The shooter was targeting someone inside the SUV.
The 8-year-old was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at about 6:28 p.m. A 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago medical center. The police released a photo of the suspected shooter’s Dodge Charger.
About an hour, at about 6:37 p.m. a 21-year-old and 30-year-old were shot inside a vehicle in the Stony Island Park neighborhood. The shootout took place on the 8400 block of South Cregier Avenue. One of them returned gunfire, striking two 18-year-old shooters.
The 21-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was pronounced, police said. The two 18-year-olds are being questioned by police. The man who returned gunfire has a valid conceal to carry license.
In the Humbolt Park community — located on the Westside, Chicago — another man was killed Monday. The 22-year-old was on North Lawndale Avenue when someone approached his vehicle and fired shots, according to the Chicago Police Department. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they pronounced him dead.
At 1 a.m. Sunday, a 36-year-old woman was killed in Englewood on the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street. She was inside a home when someone entered the home and shot her multiple times, police said. The University of Chicago Medical center pronounced her dead.
On the 2100 block of West Maypole Avenue, a 26-year-old was man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his foot and shoulder at around 2:25 a.m., police said. The 26-year-old man was at a gathering. Stroger’s medical center pronounced him dead.
At 3:26 a.m officers responding to reports of gunfire found a male on the ground with two gunshot wounds to the side of his head according to the police. This incident took place on the 1300 block of West Hastings Street on the Near Westside in the University Village area. Witnesses told investigators a male suspect opened fire into a crowd. Stroger hospital pronounced him dead shortly after his arrival.
In the Brighton Park area on the south side, Steven Garcia age 38 was shot dead. The murder took place on the 2600 block of West 39th place, police said. Two men approached him trying to fight and a third male walked up and shot him in the back, while he was running away from the fight. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
There were no fatal shootings reported for Saturday.
Friday was the first day for homicide, at about 11 p.m. Christopher Hines age 26 was at a party on 99 and Van Vlissingen Road, when he got into an argument with a family member, his relative pulled out a gun and shot him in the abdomen. They took him to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Hines relative by the name of Reginald Macon, age 39, was taken into custody for the shooting and will be charged with first-degree murder, police said.
The 5 kids under 18-years old that were wounded
Over Labor Day weekend, five people under 18-years-old were wounded.
On the 1900 block of West Augusta Boulevard, in the Ukrainian village area, a 15-year-old boy was wounded. At about 1:35 a.m. the boy was standing outside the gas station when he got into an argument with a male in the back seat of a white Dodge Magnum. While words were being exchanged someone shot the boy in the side and arm. His friends dropped him off at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. According to reports, the boy was in serious condition.
At 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, a 16-year-old girl suffered gunshot wounds. She was in a car on the 200 block of South Ashland Avenue, then she heard gunshots and felt pain. The girl was hit in the face. She and the other people in the car told the police they didn’t see the shooter. The girl was taken to Stroger Hospital, she is in fair condition, police said.
A 16-year-old boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, he was shot around 4:30 p.m., police said, on Saturday afternoon in the Oakland area on the south side.
On Sunday at about 6:25 p.m. on 77th and Kingston Avenue in the South Shore area, a 17-year-old boy and three others were hurt in a single shooting. A white SUV fired shots into the crowd. They were all hospitalized in good condition.
A 17-year-old and a 25-year-old male were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The 17-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the 25-year-old was shot in the leg. Another male was taken to the same hospital with gunshot wounds to the knee and leg. A 44-year-old male was taken to South Shore hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot.
The violence in Chicago Labor Day weekend left many people injured by citywide gunfire between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Written by Jessica Letcher
Edited by Sheena Robertson
Chicago Sun-Times: 56 shot, 8 fatally, over Labor Day weekend in Chicago; Sun-Times Wire
ABC NEWS: Chicago violence: 51 shot, 10 fatally in Labor Day weekend shootings; ABC Chicago Digital team
NBC NEWS: Chicago Violence: 10 Dead, at Least 47 Wounded Over Labor Day Weekend; NBC News
CBS NEWS: Girl, 8, among those killed during violent Labor Day weekend in Chicago; Erin Donaghue
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