Chicago shootings: Fifty shot, ten fatally, in Memorial Day weekend gun violence across city

It’s been a violent and deadly Memorial Day weekend in Chicago with at least 50 shot, 10 fatally, police said.

The shooting victims range in age from 2 to 77 years old, representing every part of the city.

The violence occurred despite a collaborative public safety effort that the new mayor hopes to implement all summer.

In Back of the Yards, a man critically-wounded in the back, and another man was shot in the face in a South Chicago home.

Under an hour earlier, a man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. It happened about 11:15 a.m. in the 1100-block of North Ridgeway Avenue, according to Chicago police. The man, thought to be between 25-30, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He died at a hospital. Area detectives were investigating.

Earlier Saturday morning, a man was shot and killed in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. At about 3:20 a.m., Johnathan Salgado, 22, was standing on the sidewalk in the 2400-block of South Homan Avenue when he was shot in the chest, according to Chicago police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. No one was in custody.

Sunday night, police say a 2-year-old boy was shot while was playing in a bedroom with an adult when a gun went off – the boy was hit in the right hand.

Earlier that same day, a 2-year-old girl was hit in the hand after she found a gun and accidentally shot herself. Both children are expected to be OK.

A 16-year-old girl was also shot while standing on a sidewalk in East Garfield Park. It happened early Saturday morning around 1:11 a.m. in the 3000 blk. of W. Jackson. The teen was taken to Mt. Sinai in fair condition with a gunshot wound to her right side. There is no one in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating.


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