Chicago weekend violence sees 12 killed, 63 shot, including children

by Peter Heck · Jul 20th, 2020 11:45 am
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Last Updated Jul 20th, 2020 at 3:25 pm

Another violent weekend in Chicago has seen at least 63 people shot, 12 of them left dead, according to the police.

In one of the more random attacks, someone fired into a group of people that had gathered on South Carpenter street. Two 26-year-old men and a 41-year-old man were shot in the head and transported to area hospitals. One of the younger men was listed in critical condition, while the other, along with the 41-year-old, was pronounced dead.

Two boys aged 10 and 11 were gathered with family at a vigil in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when someone opened fire. The vigil was being held for Kenshaw Youngblood, a relative who had been gunned down in that same place two years ago. The two boys were shot, but police indicated that their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

"My son [Kenshaw] was murdered two years ago today, and we were out here to celebrate my son and celebrate his life and here they come down the street," Juanita Youngblood, his mother, told the Chicago Sun-Times. "This is my family. I'm tired of this here. That's my father sitting on the porch, they could've got him. Something really needs to be done about this here. I'm tired of it."

Police had not been successful in making any arrests related to the violence as of Sunday evening.


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