45 People Shot Over Weekend Across Chicago, Including 6 Injured in Mass Shooting: Police

(Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)(Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Nearly 50 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, including six men who were wounded in a mass shooting in the Garfield Park neighborhood.

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According to Chicago Police Department figures, 45 people were shot, 1 fatally, in 31 separate shooting incidents recorded between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Six people were wounded, three critically, in a mass shooting at around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of South Albany Avenue. Police said a group of men were hanging out in that area when an unknown number  of offenders opened fire on them from a distance.

Three of the men — ages 23, 21 and 27 — were critically wounded, while three other men were hospitalized in good condition.

A 38-year-old man was killed in a shooting just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue. Police said there was an altercation between two men who each produced firearms. One of those men fired shots at two men in that area. The victim was struck in the eye and died at a local hospital. A 50-year-old man was also struck in the back and was hospitalized in good condition, while a third victim who suffered a graze wound was treated and released from a local hospital.

A man between the ages of 30 and 40 was fatally stabbed at around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 4300 Block of West 26th Street. Officers responding to the area found the victim, who had suffered a stab wound to his leg. He was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

A 12-year-old boy was also wounded in a shooting in the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue. Police said he was riding his bike at around 10:15 p.m. Saturday when he observed a dark vehicle on the street and then heard multiple shots. He was struck in the leg and was hospitalized in good condition.


A Safer City is supported, in part, by the Sue Ling Gin Foundation Initiative for Reducing Violence in Chicago. 


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