8 Killed, 51 Shot in Chicago

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Eight people were killed and more than 50 were shot in Chicago, according to Chicago Police Department data, as the city continues to outpace last year’s total of both shootings and shooting victims.

Fifty-one people were shot in 38 separate shooting incidents that occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, according to police. Chicago also closed out the month of July with 105 homicides, which marks the second consecutive July in which the city has seen the number of killings reach triple digits.

A man walking in the 700 block of North Ridgeway was shot multiple times in the head and buttocks at around 9:23 a.m. Saturday and pronounced dead.

About an hour later in the 11600 block of South Peoria, three people were shot as they stood near another group that was having a verbal dispute. A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest and face, while the two other victims, a 33-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, survived.

A 32-year-old man was outside in the 7200 block of South Bennett at around 12:20 a.m. Sunday when he was shot at by an unidentified offender and later died.

Two men, ages 30 and 36, were both shot as they stood outside in the 2700 block of West Jackson Boulevard just before 3 a.m. Sunday. The men transported themselves to a hospital, where the 30-year-old later died.

In another weekend shooting, a 36-year-old man who had run outside after someone threw a brick through his front window was fatally shot at around 10:49 p.m. Sunday in the 12100 block of South LaSalle.

According to the CPD’s monthly crime numbers published over the weekend, 2,471 people have been shot in Chicago this year — an 11% increase over the same period in 2020 — and 445 have been killed. The number of shootings this year (1,973) is also up 11% over last year.

July marked just the second month in Chicago since the 1990s in which there were more than 100 homicides, according to police data.

Police Superintendent David Brown is scheduled to address the media at 11 a.m. Monday.

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