At least 25 people were shot, six of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported a 36-year-old man standing on the sidewalk “in the first block of East 40th Street” was shot about 8:20 p.m. Friday. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Twenty-seven-year-old Felicia Cortes crashed and died after being shot while “driving in the 2700 block of North Pulaski Road” Saturday. The incident occurred just after 1 a.m.
A 32-year-old man in an alley in “the first block of West 105th Street” was shot multiple times and killed Saturday about 7 p.m.
On Sunday morning about 2:30 a.m. a shooting outside a Belmont Cragin bar left three dead. The shooting outside came on the heels of a fight inside.
WGN-TV named the three deceased victims: 50-year-old Ricky Vera, 26-year-old Mario Pozuelos, and 24-year-old Mercedes Tavares.
The Sun-Times noted that 658 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2022, through December 11, 2022.
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