Twenty-one people were shot, leaving at least six dead, between Friday evening and Saturday night in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
NBC5 reports the first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred at 6:25 p.m. Friday, when someone opened fire on a nine-year-old boy in a parking lot. The boy was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
A 26-year-old man was shot numerous times in the head and chest just at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Less than 10 minutes later officers responded to the sound of gunshots “in the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Officers discovered a backyard party where a 23-year-old had been shot and his wounds proved fatal.