5 dead, 44 injured in Chicago shootings over holiday weekend

31 May, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • 5 dead, 44 injured in Chicago shootings over holiday weekend

Seventy-one people were shot a year ago and approximately 55 people were shot in 2015 during Memorial Day weekend.

Jervon Morris played basketball daily at a court a block from his house, usually twice a day.

The Cook County medical examiner's office did not immediately provide information on the death Monday evening. The two were sitting inside a auto in the 7700 block of South Sawyer Avenue when a man or boy walked up to the vehicle, opened the door and told them to get out.

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Edna and her husband Deryl Young, Morris' aunt and uncle, raised him since he was a baby, according to the Tribune. Tiara Goodman, 25, and a 32-year-old man, whose identity has not been released, were found about 10:50 a.m.in the hallway of an apartment building in the 2900 block of South State, near the Dearborn Homes housing project, authorities said. The shooter is not in custody. The girl suffered a graze wound to the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. A second man and woman are in stable condition. The boy was shot in the back and later died at a local hospital. He was on the sidewalk in the 4200 block of West Addison Street when he heard shots and realized he was hit in the lower abdomen.

One man was parked in his vehicle when the shots rang out. They took "Memorial Day" literally.

"This is sad, man", said the 37-year-old cashier at the gas station, who asked to remain anonymous. "I wish it would just end already, this violence is not necessary". The shootings came despite Chicago police arresting dozens of people in raids and flooding the streets with 1,300 extra patrol officers, moves aimed to decrease the holiday weekend violence. At least 28 other people have been shot in Chicago since 7 p.m. Friday. That signaled the start of a particularly bloody summer in one of the most violent years Chicago had seen in decades, . Last weekend saw four people murdered and 34 others wounded in shootings in the Windy City. Chicago police said Monday afternoon that the city had two killings, 21 shooting incidents and 27 shooting victims since 6 p.m. on Friday. Ten illegal guns were seized and 176 traffic citations were issued.

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