A 4-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was shot twice in the head Friday night while inside a home on South Ellis Avenue, the Chicago Police Department said on its website. The bullets were fired from outside the home and came in through a window.
There were no witnesses, ha detto la polizia.
In the largest shooting reported, two men and three women were in a large crowd on South Tripp Avenue when they were shot around midnight by someone inside a black, four-door Nissan, secondo la polizia.
The men, età 22 e 37, and one woman, 34, were taken to the hospital by fire department officials. Two women were taken to the hospital in private vehicles, ha detto la polizia.
They were all in good or fair condition, secondo la polizia.
Chicago police reported seven other shootings overnight, with one victim each.
, like many others across the country
, is seeing an increase in gun violence
. Shooting incidents in Chicago were 65% più alto in the year to date as of August
31 compared to two years earlier
, secondo la polizia, e 9% higher than last year
, an average of
200 people have been killed and
472 injured by guns each weekend this summer
, not including suicides
, according to an analysis for CNN by the Gun Violence Archive
. That’s nearly
3.4 people shot every hour every weekend