Three people were killed over the weekend in shootings in violence-plagued Chicago, including an 86-year-old man.
CBS News reported that the carnage began Friday night and continued relentlessly into early Monday. In addition to the deaths, 27 people were injured, including a 14-year-old boy.
The deadly incidents began with an 86-year-old man found at 9:58 a.m. Saturday on a South Side street with a gunshot wound to his left thigh. Taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition, he was later pronounced dead, the outlet reported.
Then at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, also on a South Side street, a 40-year-old man standing on the street was shot by a man who came up to him and opened fire. The victim was hit in the chest and also died at Christ Hospital.
The third attack came at 10:35 a.m. Sunday on a South Side street, where a 24-year-old man sitting in his parked vehicle was approached by two other men in another vehicle who then opened fire. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The youngest victim of the weekend violence was a 14-year-old boy who at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, while walking on the sidewalk in the South Side's East Chatham neighborhood, was struck in the hand after a gunman in a black sedan began firing shots, CBS News reported.
According to CBS News, the first shooting of the weekend involved a 49-year-old man hit while standing outside Friday on West Fifth Avenue around 5:21 p.m.
Police said the victim saw a man pull out silver handgun, shot the victim in the left food, and fled in a silver truck. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the left foot and self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
The last shooting in the bloody weekend erupted at 12:21 a.m. Monday, when a 19-year-old man was shot in the left and right legs in Irving Park on the city's northwest side. He was taken to the hospital in fair condition, CBS News reported.
The relentless shootings last month triggered a plea from Democrat alderwoman Maria Hadden that gun-toting gangs limit their shootings to the overnight hours.
"We have to start somewhere," community group Native Sons co-founder Tatiana Atkins said of the proposal, according to CWB Chicago.
"Our goal is to approach our city's gun violence problem strategically and not all at once. Things didn't become this way overnight, and change won't happen overnight."
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