The War In Chicago Continues (Updated)

Last week I posted about the escalating violence in Chicago. Over the weekend, the violence continued.

From The Chicago Tribune:

1 dead, 9 wounded in separate shootings across city

A man was killed and nine others wounded in shootings across the city Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, police said.

wo people were shot in the 5100 block of South Honore Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 1:30 a.m., police said. A 29-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and she’s in guarded condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Police responded to the scene and found her with a gunshot wound. Someone drove a 32-year-old man from that scene to Holy Cross Hospital but he died from a gunshot wound to the head, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Antonio Buck, of the 5400 block of South Aberdeen Street. Police spotted the vehicle carrying Buck as it sped toward the Holy Cross Hospital and tried to pull it over, but the driver kept going. It was only when they arrived at Holy Cross that police realized the driver was shuttling a man who was shot.

The article continues to give the time and ages of the other victims. Read the whole thing here.

UPDATE: The death toll from the weekend violence now stands at 5 dead and 28 wounded.

UPDATE II:  Chicago Tribune reports  death toll now at 7 with 37 wounded; additional 2 stabbed.

“The overnight violence raised the weekend toll to 7 fatal shootings and one fatal stabbing between Friday afternoon and early Monday morning, according to authorities. Thirty-seven other people were shot and two people were stabbed.”

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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