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CrimeWeekend of violence in Chicago leaves 2 dead, dozens injured

08:45  12 august  2019
08:45  12 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Shooting leaves two victims and suspect dead, 11-year-old boy injured

Shooting leaves two victims and suspect dead, 11-year-old boy injured A man and woman are dead and an 11-year-old boy is injured following a shooting that occurred late Friday night. Charles County Sheriffs said they received a call just after 11 p.m. Friday for a shooting at 6550 Bensville Road. When officials arrived to the scene, they found two adults dead from gunshot wounds. Sheriffs said an 11-year-old boy was also shot but his injuries are non life-threatening. The suspect fled the scene and crashed his car several miles away according to the sheriffs office. When officials arrived to the crash scene, they found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

At least four people are dead and dozens more injured after what reports have called a “burst of violence ” in Chicago over the weekend . More than 30 people were shot in the Illinois city on Friday night, according to the Chicago Tribune. Others fell victim to brutal knife attacks. A tragic series of

Police say at least 51 people were shot and six are dead after a rash of violence in the first half of the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago . CBSN's Elaine

Dozens of people have been injured and two have been killed in Chicago, Ill., in 33 separate incidents over the weekend where shots were fired, according to police.

Weekend of violence in Chicago leaves 2 dead, dozens injured© Ivan Bliznetsov/Getty Images Police tape at a crime scene.

At least 40 people have been wounded in the gunfire since early Saturday morning, according to police reports obtained by Fox News.

On Saturday around 3:15 a.m. a 19-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in Humboldt Park, which is on the west side of Chicago, with a group of men when shots were fired, according to police. They said the teen was shot in the armpit and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Another violent Chicago weekend leaves 5 dead, nearly 50 injured

Another violent Chicago weekend leaves 5 dead, nearly 50 injured Five people have been killed by gunfire and nearly 50 have been injured, including an 8-year-old girl who was shot at a barbecue, in 37 separate shooting incidents in Chicago, Ill. over the weekend, police said. © FoxNews.com Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot gives a presser on the gun violence issue in the city. A tally sent by police to Fox News on Monday said that in addition to the five dead, there were 47 people wounded in the gunfire from 6 p.m. on Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. In a news conference on Monday afternoon Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot sounded an oft-heard alarm: “We have way too many guns on the street.

Police say at least 51 people were shot and six are dead after a rash of violence in the first half of the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago . CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.

Police say at least 51 people were shot and six are dead after a rash of violence in the first half of the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago . CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.

Also in Humboldt Park, about 15 hours later, police said a 47-year-old man was in a vehicle when “an unknown offender” approached the victim and fired shots.

CHICAGO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS LEAVE 8 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED

The man was hit twice and transported to an area hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Police said no one is in custody in either case.

Authorities said a drive-by shooting on Chicago’s West Side early Sunday wounded six people, including one who is reported in critical condition.

Chicago police said the five women and one man were in a large crowd gathered on a street in the Garfield Park neighborhood when someone in a light-colored sedan opened fire.

A 25-year-old man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back. Three women were hospitalized in stable condition.

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CHICAGO – At least 72 people were shot, including 12 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago , another eruption of violence in a city that has struggled with Last week , dozens of protesters temporarily shut down the Windy City ’s Lake Shore Drive to express their outrage over Chicago ’s endemic gun

Even before the weekend started, the city was rocked by almost 10 shootings in one day. According to ABC 7 Chicago , there were nine shootings on The steady stream of weekend shootings has become routine in Chicago . Last week , at least 30 people were injured and four people were killed.

No arrests have been made in the case and the shooting remains under investigation by detectives.

Another drive-by shooting was reported later on Sunday where an 8-year-old girl was hit, according to Chicago police.

They said the girl was at a barbecue in Humboldt Park on the West Side around 3:55 p.m. when someone inside a blue Dodge Charger drove by and opened fire hitting her in the leg.

CHICAGO HAS MOST VIOLENT WEEKEND THIS YEAR: 52 SHOT, 10 DEAD

A witness told Fox 32 that the girl was outside, playing next to her mom when the shooters drove by in the blue car.

“They drove through the block three times, but the first time we thought it was ok because we know them,” she told the television station. “Then they pulled around a second and third time, laughed at us and then I heard six to 10 shots.”

She added that police just missed the shooters, passing their car as they drove off.

Chardonnay Burks, who identified herself as the girl’s 18-year-old sister, told Fox 32 that she was at work when someone called her and said her sister had been shot.

“How are you going to come through shooting when you see kids?” Burks told the station. “They were aiming for somebody else obviously, but my little brother is four and was outside. He could have shot him too.”

The girl is in “good condition,” according to police.

They said no one is in custody in that case.

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Chicago police told Fox News the final number of those shot over the weekend will be released on Monday afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

For some in Chicago, gun violence is a daily reality, leaving the same trauma as mass shootings.
The city just experienced its most violent weekend of the year, with 59 people shot, seven fatally.

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