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28 shot, 7 killed in Chicago shootings over Thanksgiving weekend

Chicago police officers gather outside the emergency area of Stroger Hospital after two Chicago police officers were wounded in a shooting during a traffic stop in the Homan Square neighborhood early Sunday, August 30, 2020, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
November 30, 2020

At least 28 people were shot, seven fatally, in Chicago over the weekend, including a 16-year-old boy.

ABC7 Chicago reported that the most recent deadly attack occurred in the early hours of Monday in the South Loop. Two males wearing black ski masks exited a black vehicle and opened fire on a parked car, striking a teenage boy twice in the face while he was sitting in the passenger seat.

The boy died after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

On Sunday, another fatal shooting took place in a parking lot in Morgan Park on the South Side. Chicago police said the male was in the parking lot around 6 p.m. when he was approached and shot at in the 11100-block of South Longwood Drive. The victim was shot in the neck and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two more people were fatally shot on Sunday. Around 4:25 a.m., Jajuan Nile, 34, was shot in the head while sitting on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Rhodes Avenue. A man reportedly drove by the victim in a dark-colored SUV and fired from inside the vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

At 12:50 a.m., a 22-year-old with two gunshot wounds in his abdomen was discovered on the 2800-block of South Wallace Street in Bridgeport on the South Side. The man was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

On Saturday, a 27-year-old man and 33-year-old Luis Flores were shot dead in South Chicago. Flores was killed during a drive-by shooting in Little Village on the Southwest Side. Flores was struck several times and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in the 3900-block of West Jackson Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Friday night. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Among those wounded in Chicago shootings over the weekend was a 14-year-old boy and 21-year-old man, who were struck Sunday morning in West Garfield Park. Around 2:20 a.m., the two victims brought themselves to Stroger Hospital. The boy had been shot in the wrist and the man had been shot in the leg and arm.

On Saturday night, three people sustained injuries during an attack in West Garfield Park and roughly 16 more were wounded in shootings across the city between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Almost twice as many shootings occurred in Chicago the weekend before last, with 52 people shot, 6 fatally.