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49 Shot In Chicago During Weekend Of Violence, Two Children Injuried

49 Shot In Chicago

The 4th of July weekend was extremely violent as 49 people were shot in Chicago and seven men were killed.

According to a collection of reports, 42 people who witnessed shootings over the weekend were wounded throughout the city. Among those wounded was a 5-year-old boy who was shot alongside two men at a West Pullman park. Several hours prior to that shooting, a 7-year-old boy was shot at a park in Chatham.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy also revealed that, in the early morning hours, three people were shot in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street.

McCarthy said in a statement:

“While to date we’ve had significantly fewer shootings and significantly fewer murders this year, there’s more work to be done and we won’t rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety.”

In another shooting, a 21-year-old was shot in the foot and was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital. Following the young man’s shooting, a 25-year-old man and 21-year-old man were taken to Stroger Hospital.

A few short hours later, a 40-year-old man was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital. All three shooting victims were listed in stable condition.

A 31-year-old man was also shot multiple times in the South Austin neighborhood. According to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli, the man was walking on the sidewalk in the 300 block of North Pine Avenue when he heard shots and then felt pain from a direct hit. The man suffered wounds to the right thigh and left ankle but was listed in stable condition.

Only moments before the 31-year-old man was shot, a 26-year-old was hit with a bullet in the shoulder while standing with a group of men on the corner near 79th and Elizabeth streets. That victim was treated at the Advocate Christ Medical Center.

As the weekend carried on, more shootings were reported in various areas around Chicago. Here is a list of several reported accounts:

  • 38-year-old-man treated at University of Chicago Hospital (wound to left knee).
  • 25-year-old shot in the buttocks and treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
  • 22-year-old shot in the chest and treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Two men shot at 5400 block of South Bishop Street. 43-year-old man shot in the thigh, struck in the buttocks.
  • 29-year-old man was shot in the torso and treated at Mount Sinai Hospital (listed in critical condition).
  • Elliott Frazier, 26, found dead with multiple gunshots at the 7400 block of North Winchester Avenue.
  • 20-year-old Shavonte Howard pronounced dead at 2:47 pm at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Two men were charged in Howard’s murder and other men have also been charged. Quintion Humphries, 19, was charged with first degree murder and Tommy Harris, 25, was also charged with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Further shooting reports are available through the Chicago police department and other local authorities. With 49 shot in Chicago over such a short period of time, we are reminded that long weekends often turn deadly in urban areas.



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11 Responses to “49 Shot In Chicago During Weekend Of Violence, Two Children Injuried”

  1. Anonymous

    I used to be from Chicago and the shooting have gotten so bad I want my family to move out of that city. The entire city should be on a mandatory police state for three months to get the gang violence under control.

  2. Sue Hatcher

    I see the gun ban hasn't worked out too well there……

  3. Bill Wyatt

    The majority of these shootings are young black American males. Why don't they establish a curfew? Most of these shootings happen after dark, if people would use common sense they wouldn't be out at night since it is obviously more dangerous at two or three in the morning.

  4. Anthony Boldrini Sr.

    Criminals don't operate in broad daylight, I'm assuming most of them already have prior records. There are curfew laws already why would they bother 2 obey those? There are two major league gamgs here settling scores against each other it's never going to stop. And if they took all the guns away there would be 200 shootings this weekend.

  5. Clayton Holman

    I.lived in Gary, Indiana during the 90's, when it was violent like this.(murder capital) The State Police took over and set a 9pm Zero Tolerence curfew. Took a few weeks but it did work. Jails were crowded but the streets were safe. Time for Chicago to do the same. Vall in the State Police or National Guard!

  6. Caroline Mooney

    Don't get me started! That little boy that was shot this week was at a park in Pullman after midnight. What idiot has a 5 y/o child at a park at that hour?

  7. Mike Mcdaniel

    It shouldn't matter what time day or night it is. It shouldn't matter what neighborhood you're in. It shouldn't matter how you're dressed. The streets and parks belong to American citizens who should be able to use them safely at any time day or night. When I was young and lived in the city (St. Louis) there were always groups of young men and teenagers hanging around at 2 or 3 in the morning. Sometimes we rumbled w/ each other. We never shot or stabbed each other. We never hurt little kids, old people, or women. The point is that good people should not have to hide in their own homes out of fear.

  8. Warren Burns

    My dad grew up in Chicago, he was in a Theatre a few blocks from The Saint Valentines Day Massacre, some things never change there!!!

  9. Jill St Vincent

    HOLY COW !! wow, hey I am friends with Elder – would u friend me? I am blocked to add friends from FB – UGHHH btw, my cousins from MI had the last name Hatcher ……

  10. Larry Burke

    Who would want to live in that city? I haven't been in chicago in 8 years since I retired. And I don't plan on going there.

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