5 dead, 44 injured in shootings over Chicago holiday weekend

Posted May 31, 2017

Seventy-one people were shot past year and approximately 55 people were shot in 2015 during Memorial Day weekend.

Earlier Sunday, two people were found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood. Freeman, another 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were standing in the street in the 6900 block of South Harvard when a male approached them and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner's office.

Edna and her husband Deryl Young, Morris' aunt and uncle, raised him since he was a baby, according to the Tribune. The shooter is not in custody. A second man and woman are in stable condition.

One of the men was shot in the head and died.

Crime scene tape is stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot on May 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were in critical condition. The men, ages 21 and 22, were driving south in the 4500 block of South Pulaski when someone in a dark-colored SUV fired shots in their direction, police said.

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A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were shot in the South Austin neighborhood just before 7 p.m., police said. "I'm sick of seeing this s-t".

Numerous weekend's shootings were clustered on Monday, with 28 people shot between Friday and Sunday, the Trib notes.

What has the potential to be a less-violent weekend came after the Chicago Police Department deployed 1,200 extra cops, compared with 880 more officers the year before.

Nearly half (46 percent) of the shootings that took place over the three-day weekend happened on Monday, Memorial Day. Of those, 229 have died.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) said Tuesday morning that the statistics run from 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday. Police arrested 77 people from Saturday night to Sunday and confiscated 10 illegal guns, the department's spokesperson said. With that extra force, police from Friday night through Sunday conducted a series of raids and traffic enforcement that netted dozens of arrests and scores of traffic citations.