At least 53 people were shot, 10 killed in a horrifying weekend in Chicago, officials mention, a city that has claimed its lessening crime numbers.
15 people shot out of 53 were in teens, per the reports. Sources said 25 were shot in 2.5 hours Sunday. Detectives went on doing their search for the shooters.
On Sunday, the Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller stated, “We know that some of these incidents were targeted, and are related to gang conflicts in those areas.”
“If they [the shooters] shoot you they don’t even run,” a man mentioned to . “They just walk away, they ain’t trying to run.”
The scene created around 11 am. Saturday. A man - 38 years got shot in the neighborhood, Tribune informed. Soon after, 2 middle aged men were also shot in the crossfire.
The man in 50s was injured but pronounced dead at the hospital.
After, 1.30pm, 3 other men were shot in different incidents in the city. Reports mentioning about the shooters been captured are unclear.
But this wasn’t the end to the bloody chaos. Till 1 am, 18 people more were shot.
In Lawndale, 2 people came out of a vehicle and started firing at the crowd, Chicago Tribune. According to police, four people were shot in which was a 13 and 17-year-old boy and a 17-year girl. A 25-year-old man got also struck in the leg.
The final shot was noted before 6am in which a 33-year-old man was injured in a shot.
These shootings come after Chicago Police Department stated a 10% decline in shooting and killings, as of July. The number fell to 332, which reached 415 in July 2017.
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