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At Least 50 People Were Shot In Chicago For The 2nd Weekend In A Row

By Kate Shepherd in News on Sep 28, 2015 10:19PM

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It was another violent weekend in Chicago with more than 50 people shot for the second weekend in a row. Four men were killed and at least 53 were wounded between Friday evening and early Monday morning, according to the Tribune. Last weekend, nine people were killed and at least 45 were wounded by gunfire.

On Sunday alone, three men were killed and at least 26 were shot in neighborhoods ranging from Lawndale to Pilsen to Longwood Manor, according to reports. A 10-year-old girl was shot along with two other people in the 1400 block of East 66th Place in Woodlawn. She was grazed in the neck by the bullet and taken to the hospital in good condition.

The summer and early fall of 2015 have been marked by violence and shootings. But it is the first time that there have been more than 50 shootings in back-to-back weekends over the last four years, according to Tribune data. In August more than 40 people were shot four weekends in a row.

Shootings and homicides seem to be on the rise in Chicago this year. There have been at least 2,300 shootings so far, about 400 more than the same period in 2014 and about 500 more than the same period in 2015, according to the Tribune. Chicago has seen at least 370 homicides since the beginning of 2015, about 50 more than 2014 and 30 more than 2013 during the same periods.