Just In: Chicago’s Deadly Fathers Day Weekend – 100 Shot, 14 Fatally

Fathers Day weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago, more than 100 people were shot, fourteen, including five children, fatally.

On Monday morning, ABC News reported the total number of shooting over fathers day weekend was more than 100, with the number of fatalities at fourteen.

Chicago police say that 14 people, including a three-year-old boy and multiple teenagers, were killed while at least 100 others were wounded.

According to police, the fatal shootings of the weekend occurred as follows:

  • At approximately 9:52 p.m. Friday, a group was standing outside in the 4800 block of West Gladys in the Austin neighborhood when a car pulled up, and someone inside opened fire, striking three men. A 34-year-old man was shot and pronounced dead at the hospital. A 43-year-old man was shot in the lower back and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition. A 34-year-old man was shot in the foot and remains stable at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
  • At around 10:24 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was shot multiple times inside his vehicle in the Garfield Park neighborhood’s 4100 block of West Congress Parkway. He later died at the hospital, authorities said.
  • On Saturday evening, a 3-year-old was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side, police officials said. The shooting was reported at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. A 27-year-old man told police he was driving southbound on Central Avenue when an unknown occupant inside a blue Honda fired shots, striking him and his 3-year-old male passenger. The young child sustained a gunshot wound was pronounced dead.
  • Just over an hour later, in Austin, a 27-year-old male was shot and killed at approximately 7:46 p.m. in the 200 block of North Central Avenue, police officials said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and was later pronounced dead. A second male victim, 32 years old, suffered a gunshot wound to the left foot and was said to be in good condition at the hospital.
  • At approximately 6:58 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of North Western Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, one man was shot and killed. Another was injured following an argument with a group of individuals, police said. A 23-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced dead on the scene. The second victim, a 24-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm; he was listed in stable condition.
  • Two teens were fatally shot at around 5:10 p.m. on Saturday in an alley in the 7900 block of South Luella in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. The 17-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the back, chest, and left hand, and he was pronounced dead. The 16-year-old male victim also died at the hospital.
  • According to police, a 13-year-old girl was killed inside a home in a shooting that left two other teens wounded in the Austin neighborhood Saturday evening. At around 8:36 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Leclaire, two male teenagers were sitting on a porch when police said one noticed a red laser pointed at him and heard multiple gunshots. The 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg, and the 15-year-old boy was shot in the lower back, officials said. Both are in good condition. A 13-year-old girl who was inside the resident at the time was shot in the right side of her neck and died early Sunday, authorities said.
  • In the 2600 block of West Potomac in West Town at approximately 12:04 a.m. Sunday, a group of men were in a verbal altercation with another group when someone began firing shots, police said. A 41-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout the body and pronounced dead at the scene. A 23-year-old man was shot in the left knee and hip as a 21-year-old man was shot in each leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A 34-year-old man was shot in the same scene in his legs and arms, then taken to Mount Sinai hospital, where he has been released.
  • At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of North Troy, a man was shot and killed when an unknown suspect approached him and fired shots, police stated.
  • Two teenage boys were shot, one fatally, at around 12:18 a.m. Monday, according to police. The two were walking in an alley in the 4700 block of West Superior when someone inside a vehicle, possibly a gray sedan, opened fire. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg, chest, and abdomen and was pronounced dead. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the ankle and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, officials said.
  • At around 4:26 a.m. Monday, a 41-year-old man was on the street in the 3800 block of West Harrison when an unknown assailant shot him in the face, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at around 5:21 a.m., officials said. According to police, a person of interest was taken into custody for questioning.
  • A 30-year-old man was walking in the 100 block of South Washtenaw at around 4:18 a.m. when someone in the alley opened fire. He was shot in the neck he was pronounced dead, according to police.
  • According to police, at around 6:45 a.m., a 24-year-old man was dropped off at Mount Sinai by an unknown person. He had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper right chest and was pronounced dead, officials say.

The Chicago Tribune observed that 1,587 people had been shot from January 1, 2021, to June 14, 2021.  This figure represents both fatal and non-fatal shootings combined and means 195 more people have been shot in the same time frame as 2020.

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