While the United States debates tougher gun-control laws, multiple shootouts occurred in Chicago on Saturday (local time), killing five people and injuring 16.
According to police, at least five people have been killed and another 16 have been injured in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to NBC. A 37-year-old woman was shot and murdered in the 0-100 block of South Albany at roughly 12:19 a.m. Saturday, according to investigators.
Unknown criminals fired bullets at the victim as she was a passenger in a car before fleeing to an unknown location. Multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso were sustained by the victim, who was transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. However, police later pronounced her dead.
A 34-year-old male was found with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 2800 block of South Indiana at 2:27 a.m. Saturday. Multiple gunshot wounds were sustained by the victim, who was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. According to NBC, he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
A 23-year-old guy was slain and three people were injured in the most recent horrific shooting. Saturday around 3:20 p.m. near the 8600 block of South Damen.
According to authorities, four males were in an alley when an unknown vehicle passed by and a person inside retrieved a gun and fired rounds. The 23-year-old male died at Advocate Christ Medical Center after several gunshot wounds.
A 39-year-old guy was shot in the left leg but is expected to recover. A second victim, a 24-year-old woman, was shot in the left leg and foot and is in stable condition. The fourth victim, a 42-year-old guy, was shot numerous times in the body and was taken to the hospital in fair condition, according to police.
Authorities said a 25-year-old male was shot and killed in the 6800 block of South Justine at approximately 5:02 p.m. Friday, the first deadly shooting of the weekend.
The deceased was shot in the head and torso and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
According to NBC, no arrests have been made as Area One detectives investigate the event.
A 26-year-old male was shot and murdered in the 400 block of West 18th Street at approximately 11:05 p.m. Friday, according to investigators.
According to authorities, the victim was a passenger in a vehicle when a black automobile approached and unknown persons inside opened fire. According to NBC, the victim was shot in the chest and transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he died.