Chicago violence continues: 50 shot, 8 killed over weekend

by Joel Abbott · Sep 28th, 2020 1:12 pm
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Last Updated Sep 29th, 2020 at 9:32 am

Another 50 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, with eight of the victims succumbing to their injuries.

The majority of the shootings happened on Chicago's South and West sides. All of the homicide victims were male, and five were under the age of 20.

  • 19-year-old Cornelius Pulthus, Jr. was killed in a drive-by while walking in an alley on the South Side.
  • 15-year-old Omar Alvarado was killed in West Pullman.
  • 42-year-old Rayalecio Purman was killed at a backyard gathering in Grand Crossing.
  • 20-year-old Richard Soward was killed in the Austin neighborhood.
  • 17-year-old Avion Aldridge was killed by two men in a drive-by on the West Side.
  • A 66-year-old man was killed in a drive-by in Englewood.
  • A 20-year-old man was killed in Grand Crossing and dropped off at a hospital in Englewood.
  • A 31-year-old man was killed in a drive-by in Grand Crossing.

The murders added to Chicago's skyrocketing homicide rate this year, which has overwhelmingly affected minority communities. The city has had more than 2,300 shootings and 565 murder so far in 2020, compared with around 1,500 shootings around this time in 2019 and a total of 340 murders in Chicago last year.

In addition to the shootings, there were two fatal stabbings in the city over the weekend.


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