Gun Violence Takes The Chicago Homicide Rate Over 200 After a Long Holiday Weekend Of Shootings
What hurts the most is that two children were involved. Chicago reached a grim milestone over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend as the city’s homicide rate has now surpassed 200. The 200th homicide of the year from gun violence was realized on Saturday when a 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street on the Near West Side, according to Huff Post Chicago and RedEye Chicago.
On Saturday alone, at least seven people were injured in a single drive-by shooting that left a 48-year-old man dead. The Sun-Times reports police believe the 6 p.m. shooting in Lawndale was gang-related and connected to an earlier attack on July 4.
As mentioned earlier, the weekend’s littlest victims included 5-year-old Jaden Donald an7-year-old Christian Lyles, both shot late night on July 4 in separate incidents.