Chicago had a violent start to its weekend with four people killed and at least 15 others shot since Friday afternoon.
The latest victim was a 30-year-old woman who was shot at around 5:38 a.m. Saturday as she was parking her car. Another vehicle had been following her when it pulled up beside her and someone inside opened fire, police said.
The unidentified victim had six gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition.
Just over an hour before, a 48-year-old man was shot in the foot as he was working outside, police said. The victim drove himself to a hospital and was in good condition, according to police.
Two male victims in their 20s were shot in the early morning hours, one of whom was wounded while he was sleeping. The 24-year-old was asleep in his bed when he was struck twice in his leg from shots fired outside that entered through the drywall, police said. Both victims went to the hospital in good condition.
The youngest of the weekend’s victims, a 17-year-old boy, was shot around 3:30 a.m. as he was sitting outside on a porch. A black car drove by, and someone inside allegedly fired shots, striking the boy in the arm. A relative took him to the hospital in good condition.
Four men who were shot late Friday and into Saturday morning did not survive.
Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert, a technology used by law enforcement to detect gunshots, and found a man unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his head and chest at around 1:30 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 43-year-old man was shot in the head Friday at around 9:21 p.m. as he was on a sidewalk in the city’s South Side. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A 23-year-old man was shot and killed Friday while in a backyard in the Austin neighborhood of west Chicago, as was a 24-year-old man who was found unresponsive in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Both were pronounced dead at the hospital.
The city is facing an especially violent year, a trend that has not spared children, with 1,386 people shot through May, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. That number is up from the 1,116 people shot through May 2020.