Just hours apart, two mass shootings struck Chicago, injuring at least eight people each.
On June 7, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm and became one of the victims.
A gunman opened fire on four people in the courtyard of the Altgeld Gardens housing project.
Police said the four were standing near a courtyard when a shooter approached and opened fire. According to authorities, the adolescent was shot in the arm and was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition. Both a 24-year-old guy wounded in the face and a 45-year-old woman shot in the chest are doing well in the hospital. A fourth person was struck in the arm with a bullet.
Four hours later, on the West Side, four persons were injured, according to authorities. On a sidewalk, someone walked up and started shooting. In addition to the 43-year-old lady who was shot in the chest, a 30-year-old woman was shot in the leg, and a 26-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder. All three victims were in critical condition.
Meanwhile, on June 8, gun violence wracked the city, leaving two dead and five injured.
A guy, 43, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, while a lady, 24, was killed while sitting in the backseat of a vehicle..
Medical examiners pronounced her deceased at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Unidentified male, 21, was shot while standing on the porch and is in critical condition at a local hospital.
After Salvador Ramos opened fire in a Texas elementary school on May 24, more than 700 people were slain across the country.
According to the data from the Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 90 people killed in mass shootings that took place in Chicago between September 29th, 2018 and May 24th, 2022.
According to the criteria established by researchers, a “mass shooting” is an incident in which four individuals or more have been shot or killed, excluding the perpetrator of the attack.
According to the latest available statistics, the number of people who have been injured or killed as a direct result of gun violence is currently at 811.
Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Houston make up the top five cities.
Arthur Lurigio, a criminal justice professor at Loyola University Chicago, told CBS News that police officers must try and rebuild trust with the residents of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Chicago was rocked by a series of shootings over the Memorial Day weekend that left at least five people dead and 21 injured.
And two people were killed and seven injured when a shooting erupted outside a McDonalds restaurant in the city on May 19.
A Chicago Fire Department spokesperson told the Tribune that a person suffered burns after reportedly being injured on the Red Line subway line.
The victim was partially clothed, and her injuries included a gash on her back.
The shooting took place near the city’s main shopping district, also known as the Magnificent Mile.
Another fatality occurred on May 14 when Sean Holliday, 16, died after a fight broke out near the Bean sculpture.
Doctors ruled the boy dead after taking him to the hospital in critical condition.