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37 people shot, 3 killed in Chicago over the weekend

An SUV of the Chicago Police Dept. (Zol87/Flickr)
June 16, 2020

Three people were killed and at least 34 more were injured in violence around Chicago, Ill. over the weekend.

NBC 5 Chicago reported the violent weekend began with a shooting Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. when a 46-year-old man was shot in the shoulder. The man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in serious condition.

The first deadly shooting of the weekend occurred at 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning. Police responding to the incident near the 1300 block of North Kildare found the victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and was pronounced dead after being taken to Mount Sinai.

Two more victims were found dead on Monday morning at around 8:10 a.m. Police were called after witnesses reported hearing arguing and shots fired. The two men were found shot and killed inside a basement. The first man, identified as being between the ages of 50 and 60 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene while a second 49-year-old man was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital and later pronounced dead.

No information about the shooter is available and on Monday detectives were investigating the scene where the two men were killed.

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A 12-year-old boy was the youngest victim of the shootings over the weekend. He was standing on a sidewalk in the 2800 block of West Division around 12:43 a.m. Sunday when he was struck in both knees by gunfire. Police told NBC 5 the boy is in good condition at Stroger Hospital.

In total for Friday alone, 13 people were shot and injured. Another nine people suffered gunshot wounds on Saturday and 11 more on Sunday.

The weekend violence poured into this week. On Monday night, three more people were fatally shot and killed, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

A 19-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital after reports of gunfire around 5:40 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of South Campbell Avenue.

Another man was killed in a shooting in Calumet Heights on Chicago’s South Side.

The final victim on Monday was reported at around 6:35 p.m. Police found a male victim unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his lower and middle back. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition and later died.

The violent Chicago weekend comes just two weeks after one of the city’s deadliest weekends in history. 18 people were killed in Chicago in a single day, on Sunday, May 31, marking the deadliest single day for the city in 60 years.

In total, 25 people were killed over the weekend of Friday May 29, to Sunday May 31 in Chicago. 85 people were also wounded in the record deadly weekend.