14 killed, 59 shot during another horrific weekend of violence in Chicago

by Peter Heck · Jun 29th, 2020 10:18 am

Last Updated Mar 12th, 2021 at 3:14 pm

Another deadly weekend in Chicago saw 59 people shot and 14 murdered, including a 1-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl who were killed in separate incidents.

The mother of 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was driving home from the laundromat when another vehicle pulled alongside them and opened fire. The mother was grazed by a bullet, but a second struck her child in the chest, killing him.

Then, just before 10 p.m. on Saturday night, a group of men were allegedly shooting at another group on the street when a stray bullet entered an apartment window and struck 10-year-old Lena Nunez in the head. She was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

An 8-year-old girl was also shot by a stray bullet while sitting on her couch. She was taken to the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital and is expected to survive.

Police Chief Fred Waller addressed the city, begging for an end to the violence.

"This is happening far too often. Too many times children are killed by senseless violence, and not only just children, but grown-ups also," Waller said. "When is this going to stop? When are we going to say enough is enough?"


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