Another 18 People Shot In Chicago Since Saturday Afternoon

By Jon Graef in News on Apr 13, 2014 4:00PM

The fact that, in the city of Chicago, 16 people were shot in citywide shootings before noon on Saturday, April 12, was sadly remarkable in and of itself. (Of those shot, two were killed, including a 17-year-old girl who was walking to a neighbor's house in Woodlawn.)

What's even more astonishing, though, sadly, entirely believable, is that another 18 people were shot in Chicago since Saturday afternoon. Two people died as a result of the shootings.

So, if reports are correct, that makes 34 people shot and four people killed this weekend. Sunday evening has yet to come. Let's see the city of Chicago juke the stats on these crimes.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the shootings took place in neighborhoods such as Logan Square, where three people—two men, one woman—were shot at North and Washtenaw Avenues; Humboldt Park, where a woman was shot in the head late Saturday night as she was driving on Kedzie Avenue; and Pilsen, where a man was shot mere blocks away from where another, earlier shooting took place.

The two shooting fatalities took place in the Gage Park and Washington Park neighborhoods, respectively, according to DNAinfo.

Both the Tribune and DNAinfo have more details about the other shootings that happened in Chicago, including in the South Austin, Belmont Cragin, and Englewood neighborhoods.