One person was killed and more than two dozen others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, the Chicago Police Department said Monday.
Twenty-eight people, including multiple teens, were shot in 20 separate shooting incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to CPD data.
The lone homicide involved a 21-year-old man who was killed in Auburn Gresham early Saturday morning. According to police, the victim was found unresponsive inside an apartment building in the 7800 block of South Laflin Street at around 1:30 a.m. He had been shot twice in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
At least four teenagers were wounded in nonfatal shootings over the weekend.
Two men, ages 18 and 27, were shot just after midnight Saturday morning as they stood near the sidewalk in the 2300 block of South Homan Avenue. The teen was struck in the stomach, while the other man was shot in the arm.
A 16-year-old boy and 13-year-old boy were each shot just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue. The boys were walking down the sidewalk when they heard shots and felt pain. Both were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital for treatment.
Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of West Madison Street. He was standing outside when he heard multiple shots fired and felt pain. He was listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital.
Shootings, shooting victims and homicides in 2022 all remain down compared to the same time last year, according to Police Superintendent David Brown. He said police officers also recovered 98 illegal firearms over this past weekend, bringing the 2022 total up to more than 4,200 guns.