Bloodshed in Chicago: 27 Shot, 4 Dead in Weekend Gun Spree

Chicago has once again been marred by a spate of gun violence over the weekend, leaving a grim tally of casualties. According to Chicago police reports, at least 27 people were shot, with four fatalities recorded across various neighborhoods.

One of the incidents occurred late Friday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Two men, aged 24 and 40, were victims of a drive-by shooting near Le Moyne and Linder.

The younger man sustained critical injuries to his shoulder and neck and was rushed to Stroger Hospital, while the older man was in fair condition after being shot multiple times and taken to West Suburban Hospital.

In another alarming incident, a Concealed-Carry License (CCL) holder intervened in a shootout on the South Side early Saturday morning.

A dispute at a gas station on West 63rd Street in Englewood escalated into gunfire between two men, ages 36 and 49. The older man, a CCL holder, returned fire and critically injured the 36-year-old assailant, who was subsequently hospitalized.

Hours later, tragedy struck again in Humboldt Park on the city’s Northwest Side. A 35-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3300-block of West Franklin Street late Saturday night.

The victim, found with multiple gunshot wounds, succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide, though no suspects have been apprehended yet.

The violence continued into early Sunday morning when three individuals were shot and killed in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

According to the source, the victims, two men, and a woman were involved in an argument with unidentified individuals in the 500 block of East 76th Street.

The altercation quickly turned deadly when the assailants fired shots from a silver SUV, fatally striking all three victims. The suspects fled the scene, and detectives are actively pursuing leads in what has now become a homicide investigation.

Chicago police have not provided further details on potential motives or suspects in these incidents. The rise in gun violence over the weekend underscores ongoing concerns about public safety and the city’s efforts to curb such incidents.

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