The crime-infested deep blue city of Chicago, Illinois, suffered yet another bloodbath over this past weekend.
The Democrat-led city witnessed over two dozen shootings.
According to CBS Chicago, at least five of these shootings were fatal.
7 teenagers were among the 24 people hurt during the shootings.
“At least 5 people were killed, and 24 others were hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago as of Sunday,” CBS Chicago reported.
“The ages of the victims range from 14 to 72.”
For the purposes of this report, “weekend” is defined as the period from 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, to 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.
In its report on the subject, CBS Chicago details each of the shootings that occurred over the weekend.
Here, we are going to focus on the shootings that, thus far, have proven to be fatal.
The first fatal shooting occurred on Friday night at 10:35 p.m.
CBS Chicago reports:
Police say officers found a 26-year-old man outside with a gunshot wound to the torso.
He was taken to U of C and was pronounced dead.
A 37-year-old man was shot in the neck and was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition.
Investigation suggests the victims were shot at by an offender traveling in a silver SUV.
The next fatal shooting occurred on Saturday night at 8:34 p.m.
The outlet reports:
At 8:34 p.m., in the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, a 16-year-old boy was in a fight inside a residence with a known man, 33, who produced a handgun and fired shots at the victim.
The victim was struck multiple times in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.
A witness on the scene related to officers that the offender fled the residence before police arrived with the handgun.
Another two fatal shootings occurred on Sunday.
Per CBS Chicago:
At 2:30 p.m., two males of unknown age were found shot in an alley in the 800 block of East 89th Place.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Later on Sunday evening, the fifth person was shot dead:
At 9:55 p.m., in the 3900 block of West Fullerton, a 72-year-old man was walking outside when he was shot in the chest.
He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
He has been identified as Cesar A. Patino.
CBS Chicago and other local outlets have been keeping track of Chicago’s weekend shootings for some time now.
Unfortunately, the 24 shootings that occurred this past weekend were nothing unusual.
A large number of shootings continue to occur each weekend in Chicago, even though the city has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.
This is why gun control opponents frequently cite Chicago as evidence that the political Left’s gun control agenda simply does not work.
According to the latest update from the Chicago Sun-Times, 532 individuals have been killed in Chicago between January 1st and November 20th of this year.
This figure may increase if more of this weekend’s shooting victims succumb to their injuries.