This weekend was a tragic one in Chicago. Breitbart reports that a total of 33 people were shot in the Windy City, from Friday to Sunday night, 10 of whom were pronounced dead. The figure is already high considering the number of people injured in the city run by Democrat Lori Lightfoot only from Friday night to Saturday night. In less than 24 hours, a total of 18 people were shot and two of them died from their injuries.
ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported that weekend kicked off with a 17-year-old being shot inside a North Lawndale home on the West Side, followed by a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old. They were all transferred to various hospitals and were all in stable condition, police said.
Two other men, aged 22 and 23, were not so fortunate. Both were seriously injured during an armed robbery Sunday night in Princeton Park. The 22-year-old was shot in the chest and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center while the 23-year-old was hit several times in the armpit and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. An 18-year-old man who was shot Sunday afternoon while shopping is also in critical condition. His 17-year-old companion, however, died at the scene.
More than a dozen people killed in Chicago shootings
They were not the only one to lose their lives to gunfire. Breitbart reported that hours later, three people were killed in two shootings that took place in Gresham and Humbold Park on the city's south and west sides. Minutes later, around 7:05 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the face. He was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but police reported that he died hours later due to his injuries. Fifteen minutes later, another person, whose age is unknown, was reported dead after being shot. At about the same time, officers found an 18-year-old man dead at 1100 West 77th Street. His body was riddled with bullet wounds.
The weekend ended with the death of a 35-year-old man after an argument at East Garfield Park. Another man was shot to death inside a home in West Englewood and a 28-year-old man lost his life after being shot several times while taking a walk in Belmont Craig.
The list of those who have lost their lives keeps growing. The Chicago Sun Times reported that 34 people have been killed between January 1 and January 22, 2023.