CHICAGO — Memorial Day weekend violence has left 47 people shot, nine fatally, Chicago police said.
Police said three people were shot while standing on the sidewalk in the 9100-block of South Harper Avenue when someone drove up and fired at around 1:45 a.m.
A 59-year-old man, 57-year-old woman, and a 77-year-old man were all hit and transported to local hospitals.
A man was killed and a woman was injured in a West Garfield Park shooting early Sunday, police said. The 35-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were sitting in a parked car in the 4100-block of West Taylor Street around 2:09 a.m. when someone fired shots, Chicago police said. The man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. The woman was in critical condition at the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the side. No arrests have been made and detectives are investigating.
Over an hour earlier, three men were shot on Chicago’s North Side, CPD said. The men were walking on the sidewalk in the 600-block of West Barry Avenue in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood at about 12:50 a.m. when shots were fired, Chicago police said. The three were outside the Mariano’s at Broadway and Barry when the shooting took place, according to CPD. Chicago fire crews took one of the men to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, with gunshot wounds to the back and chest. A 22-year-old man also was taken to Masonic in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, and a 32-year-old taken to Masonic was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting. No one was in custody later Sunday morning. Area Three detectives are investigating.
I was watching the teevees and CNN and Fox were repeating the shooting in Hollywwod Beach, Fl ad nauseam. I found out about the Chicago shootings in some news aggregator past the middle of the page.
And we are not surprised one bit, are we?