Chicago Sun-Times, August 3, 2020
Nine people were killed and 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend.
The weekend’s first reported shooting left a 9-year-old boy dead on the Near North Side.
The weekend closed out a July that saw a 139% jump in citywide murders compared to the same month last year, according to police statistics. Last weekend, 59 people were shot throughout the city, three of them fatally.
This weekend’s most recent fatal shooting was a drive-by Sunday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side.
About 12:40 p.m., 38-year-old Allen Britten was standing in the 6400 block of South Green Street when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Britten, who lived in Englewood, was struck in the head and back and pronounced dead at the scene.
Two 28-year-old men were found dead after a shooting Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side.
Five more fatal attacks happened in less than six hours Saturday morning.
The latest of those shootings left a 23-year-old man dead in South Shore.
Less than half an hour earlier, another man was found shot in the neck in Chicago Lawn on the South Side.
A woman was found shot to death hours earlier in West Garfield Park.
Five people were shot, one of them fatally, at a party Saturday in Austin.
They were at a backyard party at 12:37 a.m. in the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue when someone started shooting into the yard, according to Chicago police.
Minutes before, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in Washington Park on the South Side.
In nonfatal shootings, a teenage boy was among two people shot Friday night in Grand Crossing on the South Side.
The boy, 17, and a 19-year-old man were westbound in a vehicle about 8:54 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Dorchester Avenue when someone fired shots at them from another vehicle, police said. They were each struck in the hand and drove to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were listed in good condition.
At least 19 other people were injured by gunfire across the city between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.