Chicago: 54 shot, 12 killed over another violent weekend

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 14th, 2020 2:18 pm

Last Updated Sep 15th, 2020 at 11:47 am

Another violent weekend in Chicago has seen 54 people shot, 12 of them fatally, according to local police.

The homicide victims were between the ages of 27 and 86, while the youngest person wounded was just 17.

The latest fatal shooting occurred in Uptown just after midnight, when a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest, neck, and abdomen by someone in a dark-colored vehicle as the victim was climbing into his own vehicle. He was declared dead at the scene, Chicago police said.

Around 6 p.m. on Sunday, an 86-year-old man was found shot to death near South Lafayette Avenue in what police are tentatively calling a domestic dispute. An 85-year-old man was taken into custody, but no charges have been filed.

A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in Austin on the West Side Saturday evening. Police found her unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head around 11:05 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chicago has seen a 52% increase in murders in 2020 compared to the same time last year. Chicago police have recorded more than 2,200 shootings and 520 murders so far this year. Last year saw a total of 1,400 shootings and 340 murders.


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