The Christmas weekend in Chicago saw at least 11 people shot. The Chicago Police Department has confirmed that two people were killed in these incidents.
Over the holiday weekend, at least eleven people were shot in Chicago, with two of them dying as a result. Over the Christmas holiday weekend, at least eleven people were shot in Chicago, and two of them died.on the Far South Side, into a car late on a Sunday night.
Authorities said he was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. In the 7200 block of South San Francisco Avenue, around 8:10 p.m., Chicago police officers conducting a wellness check discovered a man who had been shot in the head.
Saturday and two alleged helpers, police said. According to the police, an officer who witnessed the shooting opened fire on the gunman and two others who were still in the vehicle after the shooter had exited. Everyone in the car, including the gunman, managed to get away, and the vehicle was later discovered empty.
On Sunday night in the Far South Side, a driver was fatally shot and then crashed into another vehicle. According to Chicago police, a 21-year-old man driving in the 10400 block of South Prospect Avenue around 10:30 p.m. was shot in the back.
The police said he kept driving and eventually collided with another car. Authorities confirmed that he was pronounced dead upon arrival at the University of Chicago Medical Center. There were no documented arrests.
On Sunday night, police were called to a home in North Lawndale where they discovered the body of a man who had been shot. At 8:10 p.m.
, a Chicago police officer conducting a wellness check in the 7200 block of South San Francisco Avenue discovered the man with a gunshot wound to the head. According to police, the man’s age could not be determined at the time of his death. Detectives from the area had gotten involved.
An officer who witnessed a shooting that left two people wounded on Saturday night in Englewood reportedly opened fire on the gunman and two possible accomplices.
At about 7 p.m., Chicago police officers patrolling the 5900 block of South Halsted Street witnessed a gunman exit his vehicle and open fire on an SUV, striking a 17-year-old boy and a 54-year-old man.
Police say they took the boy and the man to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment, but they haven’t said how they are doing. An officer witnessed the shooting and allegedly opened fire on the suspect and two others who were still in the vehicle. When police arrived, the car was empty, suggesting that the assailant and his or her passengers had successfully escaped.
Police reported that they had located a weapon at the scene of the shooting.
Nobody had been taken into custody. There will be a 30-day investigation into the officer’s use of force by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and the officer responsible for discharging his weapon will be placed on administrative leave.
An off-duty Chicago police officer reportedly got into a gunfight with a carjacker early on Saturday morning on the Near West Side.
At 2:05 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Roosevelt Road, an officer was standing outside their car when an unknown person allegedly got inside and tried to drive away, according to Chicago police.
Police say the suspect crashed into a fire hydrant, got out of the car, and then started shooting at officers. There were no reported injuries, and one person was detained. There was a recovered weapon and pending charges.
On Friday night, a girl of 10 years old was accidentally shot in her Chicago Lawn home. At about 5:40 p.m., the girl found a gun in the house in the 6500 block of South California Avenue and shot herself in the hand, according to Chicago police.
She was taken by a family member to Holy Cross Hospital, where her condition was reported to be stable, according to police. There were no detentions made. The weekend before last, 13 people were wounded in shootings across Chicago, including two teenagers.
On Christmas weekend, a wave of violence swept across the United States, leaving at least 14 people dead and 16 others injured. Teenagers in cities like Denver, Philadelphia, and Chicago were among the victims, along with a child younger than 5 years old.
There were six deaths and at least eleven injuries from gun violence in Colorado over the holiday weekend, while the same number occurred in Chicago.