Chicago saw its bloodiest weekend so far this year, with a string of shootings that left at least 63 people injured and 3 dead
- A string of shootings across Chicago have left over 63 people injured and two dead.
- A mass shooting at 11 p.m. on Sunday saw at least eight people shot, including a pregnant woman.
- It was the third in a series of mass shootings in the city on Sunday.
Chicago saw its bloodiest weekend in 2021 after at least 63 people were shot, three fatally, in a string of shootings across the city from June 25 to 27.
On Sunday alone, there were three separate mass shootings in the city.
According to a report from local media outlet Arlington Cardinal, at least eight people - including one pregnant woman - were shot at the intersection of 63rd and Artesian in Chicago.
The Chicago police and fire departments were at the scene of the shooting, per a tweet by Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist Tyler LaRiviere. The Chicago Fire Department verified the incident, adding that two people were also injured in a vehicle accident in the same area.
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According to a report by ABC7 Chicago, Friday night, in particular, was extremely violent and saw two people killed in a series of shooting incidents.
ABC7 Chicago noted that of the two fatalities, one was a 25-year-old who was shot in the torso and found at 4.35 a.m. on Saturday in the neighborhood of Humboldt Park, along 2600 West Thomas Street. The second gun-related death involved a 35-year-old man who was shot in the chest and the leg and pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital on the city's north side. Also Sunday night, a mass shooting on 71st Street near Clyde Avenue in South Shore left a woman dead and four men wounded.
The violence this weekend broke the 2021 record for the highest number of shootings in Chicago set in May when at least 55 people were shot, 11 fatally, from May 21 to May 23.
On Father's Day weekend last year, Chicago recorded a staggering 106 people shot, including 13 fatalities, making it the most deadly weekend in eight years, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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