Chicago violence: 5 killed across city, including 7-year-old girl; at least 47 shot08/16/2021
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At least five people have been killed and 42 others were injured in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to authorities.
Chicago police said nine teenagers and two young girls — were shot in the city from Saturday afternoon into Sunday.
Around 3 p.m. Sunday, a 7-year-old girl was killed and her 6-year-old sister was wounded in a shooting in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, police said.
Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott talks of the shooting Sunday that left a 7-year-old girl dead (Chicago Police)
The girls were sitting in a parked vehicle when someone opened fire, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 7-year-old was shot in the chest and taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The other girl was shot in the chest and armpit and stabilized at the same hospital.
The first homicide of the weekend occurred at 5:15 p.m. Friday in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side. A man, 18, was in the middle of the street when someone drove by in a vehicle and shot him.
On Friday evening, one person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway, police said. Two people, aged 21, suffered life-threatening injuries, and a 17-year-old boy died, Chicago’s WBBM-TV reported.
Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, four people were shot while standing outside a residence in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.
A woman, 30, and a man, 31, were each shot in the leg, police said. Two other men, 35 and 45, were shot in both the arm and leg. They were all taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, and listed in fair condition, the Tribune reported.
A few hours later, a woman was injured and a man was killed in another shooting in the Chatham neighborhood around 2 a.m.
The man, 33, and woman, 34, were in a group standing outside when they were shot, police said. The man was shot in the chest and he was pronounced dead at a local area hospital. The 34-year-old woman was shot in the leg and was taken to a local area hospital in fair condition.
Around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, two teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were shot while driving in Mayfair, on the city’s Northwest Side, according to the paper.
A woman, 18, was shot in the hip and lower backside and was in serious condition, while a man, 18, was shot in the stomach and listed in critical condition. The 23-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the head and was in fair condition.
Police said two men in their 30s were also shot in the Douglas Park neighborhood around 3 a.m. A man, 32, was shot in the chest and stomach and another man, 37, was shot in the chest and lower back. The men arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, the Tribune reported.
A Chicago police officer was also involved in a hit-and-run Friday night. Officers stopped a black Chevy Impala at around 7:30 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood when the driver reversed his car and dragged an officer, pinning him between the offender’s vehicle and a viaduct, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) told Fox News.
The hit-and-run occurred just a few miles from where Officer Ella French was shot and killed, and her partner badly injured, during another traffic stop the previous weekend.
Chicago Police Department officer Ella French
At least 13 people were killed and 73 were injured last weekend, police said.
Fox News’ Greg Norman and Peter Aitken contributed to this report
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