Four people were killed and more than 30 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.
According to Chicago Police Department data, 37 people were shot, four fatally, in 26 separate shootings between 6 p.m. Friday evening and 11:59 p.m. Sunday night. That included a drive-by shooting in Homan Square that left four people injured and one dead Friday.
Those five victims were standing outside a home in the 3300 block of West Flournoy Street at around 6 p.m. when someone inside a passing vehicle opened fire. A 33-year-old man was struck in the back, buttocks, legs and left forearm. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. The four other men shot were each hospitalized in good condition.
Two people were shot just before midnight Saturday night in the 600 block of West 89th Street. A 43-year-old man was stuck in the back and hospitalized in serious condition, while a 22-year-old was shot in the face, neck and chest. He later died at Christ Hospital.
A 21-year-old man was killed Sunday in the 4700 block of South Union Avenue. Police said he was standing outside just after 12:30 a.m. when he was shot at and struck multiple times.
Less than 30 minutes later, a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1300 block of South Throop Street. He was standing outside just before 1 a.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain. He was hospitalized in critical condition, but later died of his injuries.
According to CPD officials, homicides are down 19% year-to-date compared to 2021, while shootings are down 18%.
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