Chicago: 44 Shot, Five Dead In One Day


CHICAGO — At least 34 people were shot across Chicago over a 24-hour period beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, police said Sunday. Five of those shot in the flurry of violence were killed, and the others were hospitalized with injuries.

In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Police Chief Fred Waller said some of the shootings were targeted attacks resulting from gang violence in the area. He said several of the incidents involved gunmen firing into crowds.

The largest shooting, which injured eight people, happened in the South Side’s Gresham neighborhood as a group, including a 14-year-old girl, were standing in a courtyard just before 12:40 a.m.


  1. Although Chicago has very strict gun control laws, it is very easy for anyone to buy a gun in one of the nearby suburbs.


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