Five people were killed and more than 30 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
According to the Chicago Police Department, 38 people were shot in 32 separate incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday.
A 39-year-old man was killed Friday night as he sat inside his car at a Humboldt Park gas station. Police say at around 11:30 p.m., two men exited a white Chevy sedan in the 3100 block of West Chicago Avenue and fired several shots at the man, hitting him in the chest. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Two men were shot, one fatally, Saturday morning in the 9200 block of South Normal Avenue. The two men, aged 30 and 38, were sitting in a car around 7.45am when four unidentified men approached and started shooting in their direction. The 38-year-old man was hit in the head and hospitalized in serious condition. The 30-year-old was also struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1600 block of North Mayfield on Saturday afternoon. Police said the man was found unconscious on the sidewalk around 12:15 p.m. He was shot in the chest and twice in the right leg, and was taken to Loyola Hospital where he was declared dead.
Early Sunday morning, a 20-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 200 block of West 43rd Street. Police said the man was walking down the sidewalk at around 12:45 a.m. when someone inside a white SUV opened fire, hitting him multiple times in the chest. He was later pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
A 29-year-old man was also killed in a drive-by shooting shortly before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. The man was sitting in a vehicle in the 8300 block of South Elizabeth Street when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside started shooting. The man was hit several times and died on the spot.
At least 22 people have been killed in Chicago so far in 2022, according to CPD data. This total is down about 27% compared to the same period last year.
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