Monday, May 03, 2021
More than 45 people were shot, including a 14-year-old boy, and seven were killed in Chicago citywide over the weekend, police said Monday. There were 36 shootings reported from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, while at least two others were stabbed, including one victim who succumbed to his injuries, Chicago Police Department said. Information released by the authorities so far indicates the slain victims ranged in age from 17 to 37. The youngest person killed, a 17-year-old male, was driving a car around 3 p.m. Sunday when one or more shooters opened fire, causing the teenager to suffer at least one gunshot wound to his face, police said. He then crashed his car into a light pole. The teen was rushed to a local hospital but could not be saved, police said.
Of the 46 people shot, the youngest victim to survive, a 14-year-old boy, was on the sidewalk in the city's Grand Crossing neighborhood shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when he was shot in the hand and calf and also suffered a graze wound to his head, police said. He was taken to a local children's hospital and police are still looking for his attacker.
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