11 Killed In At Least 44 Shootings Over Violent Holiday Weekend
By Stephen Gossett in News on Dec 26, 2016 4:04PM
It was yet another violent holiday weekend in Chicago. At least 11 people were fatally shot and 33 more were wounded since Friday evening, according to the Tribune's tally.
That figure represents a jump from last year: in 2015, six were killed and 30 people were shot over the holiday weekend, according to the Sun-Times, including a disturbing police shooting in which an officer "accidentally" fatally shot a woman in her home and a teenage boy.
A shooting at a Christmas Day party in East Chatham was particularly violent, leaving two people killed and five more wounded. At around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday evening, a man in a gray hoodie stepped out from an alley in the 8600 block of South Maryland Avenue and fired on a group of people gathered on a porch, a Chicago police spokesperson told Chicagoist.
Two men, identified by the Tribune as brothers James Gill, 18, and Roy Gill, 21, were both fatally shot. A 35-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition at Christ Medical Center. Another man was critically injured by a shot to the back and taken to Stroger Hospital. Another man, 27, and a woman, 21, were both shot in the leg and transported to Stroger. And a 39-year-old man who was shot in the foot was listed in good condition after taking himself to Roseland Community Hospital, according to police.