It has been a deadly weekend in Chicago, where four are dead and 15 have been injured following multiple shootings, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Chicago Police were called to the Fernwood neighborhood around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a shooting involving several people.
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At least five ambulances were called to the scene. A total of four people, two men and two women, were pronounced dead at the scene. A fifth woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
A child in the home was originally said to be wounded, but that was not true. The 2-year-old was taken to Roseland Community Hospital for observation, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman Jeff Lyle.
First Deputy Police Superintendent Kevin Navarro revealed at a news conference that one woman was found dead on the porch, and another critically injured. As officers walk into the home, two men and one woman were found dead.
The police have not determined the cause of the shooting, and the ages and relationships of the victims were not released. The injured woman was said to be in her 20s.
“At this point the case is still unfolding. We have more questions than answers.”
Witnesses revealed that the shooter left in a red truck, but that was the most information provided as of yet. No weapons were recovered, and forensic investigators were called to the home for a thorough investigation.
Family members of those who lived at the residence were weeping at the news conference, still unsure of which relatives had died, but they suspect one of their cousins was one of the victims since he hadn’t been answering his phone.
Melvin Jackson was very angered about the shooting.
“(Why would) somebody do something like this? Just another senseless act of violence. This is a massacre, man. Who would do something like this?”
Neighbors told family members that they did not hear the gunshots, but they did see a red truck leave the scene, right around the same time that the child fled the scene.
Early on Sunday, a shooting took place in a party bus, leaving three people wounded. Reports reveal that an argument led to a man pulling out a gun and shooting two men, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
One man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was listed in critical condition. A second man was shot in the chest and is said to be stabilized.
The person of interest was also wounded in his hand. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.
A nine-year-old was wounded during an accidental shooting on Saturday afternoon. Paramedics arrived at the Austin neighborhood following a report of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. The child had a wound on his right leg and was quickly transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. His condition remains serious. No additional information has been reported.
A man was critically injured, following a fight around 12:50 a.m. on Sunday that led to the 34-year-old being shot in the abdomen. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
One man was in critical condition, and a woman is stable following a shooting that occurred in the South Chicago neighborhood around 12:50 a.m. Reports reveal that the two were sitting inside a parked vehicle when they were targeted. The man was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was then to be then taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The woman was transferred to Trinity Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to her shoulder.
A 32-year-old was shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood following a fight. He was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound to his back.
Six additional people were wounded throughout the weekend in six separate shootings, two involving minors.
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