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30 shot, 8 killed in Chicago over Christmas weekend

Police secure a crime scene in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
December 28, 2020

At least 30 people were shot, eight of whom were killed in shootings in Chicago over the long holiday weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting took place on the Lower West Side where a 57-year-old man was shot to death Monday morning.

Around 4 a.m. the victim was in a vehicle heading south when an individual in a gold-colored SUV started firing, hitting the man several times in the back, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

On Sunday morning, a male between 17 and 20-years-old was shot multiple times while standing in the 5500 block of South Archer Avenue. The young man, who received gunshot wounds in his back and shoulder, was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.

Also on Sunday, three people in South Chicago were shot, including one fatally.

Around 3:55 a.m., a 24-year-old woman and two 36-year-old men were shot near the 8300 block of South Paxton Avenue. The woman was struck in the torso while sitting in a parked vehicle and was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The men suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to the UC Medical Center in fair condition.

In Englewood on the South Side Saturday night, the body of a man was discovered with a gunshot wound in the chest. A witness told police that the victim was dealing with someone in a car when shots rang out.

Earlier Saturday, a man attempting to rob a store was shot and killed on the West Side. When the man threatened a store employee at gunpoint, the 29-year-old employee shot the attempted robber.

According to police, the 29-year-old employee had a valid concealed carry license.

On Friday, Christmas Day, three individuals were shot and killed. Following one shooting, a 20-year-old man was found unconscious with several gunshot wounds. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier Friday on the South Side, another man was found dead from gunshot wounds.

And around 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dwayne Malette, 57, was shot in the side, stomach and head, according to police. The man was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead almost nine hours later.

Between 5 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Monday, a minimum of 20 more people were shot within city limits

In the weekend leading up to the Christmas holiday, Chicago saw six people killed and 32 others wounded from citywide shootings.