This past weekend was one of the most violent in awhile and it continued into Monday with shootings all across the city.
At 8:13 PM on Monday evening, a 26-year-old man was killed at a shooting on the 2600 block of East 83rd Street. A man walked up to him from behind and fired multiple shots; the victim later died at Stroger Hospital.
At around 2 AM, officers responded to a shots fired call on the 5900 block of South Springfield. They found a red Chrysler PT Cruiser that was crashed into a parked car. The driver had multiple gunshot wounds in his head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Other non-fatal shootings across the city include a 13-year-old girl in the West Englewood neighborhood, a 36-year-old man in Little Village, a man and a woman in East Garfield Park, and two more shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Additionally, a man was shot near the 69th Street CTA Red Line station but the victim refused medical attention and to speak with officers about the incident.
Last week, Chicago logged six days without a homicide for the first time since February and March of last year.
2017 ended January with 52 people murdered and 300 people shot. In 2016, a year that saw an incremental increase in homicides compared to years past, ended January with 51 people murdered. There were 670 homicides in 2017 compared to 808 in 2016.
“It’s important to keep in mind these numbers aren’t a spike of the football by any means,” explained Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson last month, and that it’s “going to take time to root out everything we need to do.”