At Least 32 Shot
Five of those deceased as we head to post time (UPDATE - 7 dead now):
- Five people have been killed and at least 27 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago.
Police said a 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Police were responding to a report of a person shot in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue and found the teen on the sidewalk. He was transported in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.
Among the casualties:
- Early Saturday, a 16-year-old girl was fatally shot in a possible drive-by shooting in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.
Police said the girl was standing outside around 12:45 a.m. with a man when a car drove by and someone inside fired shots. She was shot in the head and was found unresponsive at the scene and a 20-year-old man was shot in the back and taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.
Family members said the teen girl, identified as Shaquise Buckner, was a “straight A student” and planned to become to a doctor. She was expected to start her sophomore year of high school this week.
Mr. Sharpton? "Rev" Jackson? Hello? Is anyone there? Bueller? ECHO Echo echo....
How very odd.
How very odd.