Chicago: 64 shot, 5 killed over the weekend; 6 teenagers, 12-year-old boy among those wounded

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 17th, 2020 1:47 pm

Last Updated Aug 18th, 2020 at 12:09 am

Chicago police confirmed five people were killed and 59 others were wounded by gunfire across the city over the weekend. Among those injured was a 12-year-old boy and six teenagers.

The violence began Friday evening when officers found Charles McFee, 48, on Chicago's South Side around 8:13 p.m. with a gun shot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Police also found Jeremy Curry, 28, at 11:17 p.m. that same night with gunshot wounds to his arm and chest. Officials said he was discovered in the driver's seat of a parked car in Morgan Park on the Far South Side. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg around 8:10 p.m. on Friday while in Woodlawn on the South Side. He was hospitalized in fair condition. Six other minors were injured over the weekend.

On Saturday, 18-year-old Tamyreon Jordan was found lying on the sidewalk on the West Side of Chicago with gunshot wounds to his chest and head. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man was shot and killed Sunday morning in Avondale on the Northwest Side, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the chest early Monday. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died. His name has not yet been released by authorities.

? Last weekend saw 40 people shot across Chicago, four of them fatally. The violent weekend ended with widespread looting after 20-year-old Latrell Allen was shot by city police during an alleged exchange of gunfire.


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