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19 People Shot, Two Killed, in Chicago Shootings Since Start of Weekend

By Jon Graef in News on May 18, 2014 6:00PM

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Since the start of this, the third weekend in May, 19 people have been shot, and two people were killed, in shootings across Chicago beginning Friday night.

73 percent of those shootings occurred in the timespan from Saturday evening into Sunday morning. That means 14 people were shot from the time you began your Saturday plans to the time you woke up for church.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Saturday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, where, according to the Chicago Tribune, a suspect walked up to 20-year-old man identified as Kendall Floyd and shot him. The Tribune also reported a man who was sitting in a parked car in the Austin neighborhood was shot. After crashing his car when he tried to drive away, the man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and then pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Saturday.

DNAInfo identified the victim of the shooting in Austin as Charles Lee. So far, no one is in custody.

Other shootings took place in the East Chatam, Kelvyn Park, and Logan Square neighborhoods, respectively. The Tribune has all the details surrounding the shootings, and the Sun-Times Weekend Shootings Tracker is an invaluable resource for those wishing to keep track of weekend violence.

Around this time last year, 5 people were killed and 18 people were shot in weekend shooting violence. 15 people have been shot and killed, and 131 people wounded, in shootings for May 2014 so far.