10 Dead, 34 Wounded
- At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago.
Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon.
Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a shooting this weekend.
Granted, a few of these were "innies," and even the mighty J-Fled couldn't prevent a domestic from spiraling into homicide, but from what we can gather, Chicago is averaging in excess of sixty shot per week. Sixty. That's ridiculous. We're up hundreds of shootings from last year and dozens of homicides. The "crime is down" phrase is getting worn a bit thin as of late.