Chicago experienced at least five gun fatalities over Memorial Day weekend, police say.
At least 34 people were shot – five fatally, in Chicago by the Sunday evening of memorial day weekend, police said.
The violence began Friday when a 15-year-old boy and a 27-year-old shot while walking in the street in South Sawyer. Both victims were transported to the hospital where their conditions stabilized, The Chicago Tribune reported.
At least nine were shot late Friday night, according to the report. The victims ranged from 17 to 45.
The first deadly accident happened around 6:30 pm on Saturday, when a gunman opened fire on a 29-year-old man standing on a terrace. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No suspects are in custody.
Around 10 am, two men were hit with bullets from a passing vehicle. Both were taken to a hospital, but only one has survived. A few hours later, the police respond to a disturbance where a man was shot while standing on a sidewalk. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, NBC Chicago reported.
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Police said two men and two women between the ages of 25 and 31 were shot to death about 6 o’clock Sunday morning. The four victims were taken to a hospital, where both men died and the women of the state to stabilize. The police has recovered weapons and a suspect is in custody, NBC Chicago reported.
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By Sunday evening, the number of victims shot was on 34, including the five who died, police said.