CHICAGO, IL—The city of Chicago saw a total of 40 people shot and six people killed as of Monday, September 7.
One victim was found shot to death on September 6, in University Village on the West Side, Chicago police reported. At around 3:26 a.m. officers found a man on the ground with two gunshot wounds to his head, and he passed away later at hospital. His identity or age have not been released.
Another man, 26, was fatally shot at a gathering in West Town on September 6, according to police. He was outside at around 2:25 a.m. when he was shot in the shoulder and foot by an unidentified suspect.
A 36-year-old woman was fatally shot inside a home on September 6, in the Englewood District. The incident is being investigated as a break-in, and authorities have not released her identity to the public.
The youngest victim injured during the weekend shootings was an 8-year-old girl, who was shot at 47th and Union on Monday, the Chicago Police Department noted in a press release. According to police, two cars were stopped at an intersection, the victim’s vehicle in front, and the suspect’s vehicle behind. When the light turned green, the suspect opened fire on the vehicle in front, causing it to crash into a tree. The suspect’s vehicle fled the scene. The child was rushed to hospital, but later pronounced dead. Two others in the vehicle were injured, one from the shots fired, and another as a result of the crash.
No arrests have been made in any of the incidents, and they are being investigated by Area One Detectives.
During a press conference, when asked “Where do we go from here?,” Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott responded:
“We try to stop the shootings. We’re all saddened and angered by this. The Chicago Police Department has recovered 7000 guns this year, um, our officers are getting shot and shot at at a record pace. We’re out there everyday doing our best to protect the citizens of the city, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.”