Horror in Chicago as 82 Shot, 14 Killed Over Fourth of July Weekend
At least 68 people were wounded and 14 were killed during dozens of shootings in Chicago over the holiday weekend. The victims' ages ranged from a 14-year-old boy who was killed by police to a 66-year-old woman whose head was grazed by a bullet as she walked onto her porch.
The Chicago Tribune reports that 30 people were shot, four of them fatally, during one 13-hour stretch from Sunday afternoon to early Monday morning. Another 13 were shot, three fatally, Thursday night and early Friday morning, and twenty people were wounded and one killed Friday night and Saturday morning. Four people were killed, and 10 more were wounded, Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Of those wounded, five were shot by police, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old who were killed after reportedly refused drop their guns.
CORRECTION 1:50pm: This post initially said five people were killed by Chicago Police. Police shot five people over the holiday weekend, two of them fatally.
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