The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.
A violent holiday weekend in Chicago saw more than 70 people shot since Wednesday afternoon, with at least 12 of those people killed, including the city’s 200th murder of the year.
This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.
Six men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings throughout the city so far this holiday weekend.
The violence began about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday when a gunman exited a green vehicle and shot 24-year-old Rayford Brown in the back in the 2400 block of East 79th Street.
The most recent murder victim was a 24-year-old man who was killed in a shooting Sunday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood, authorities said.
Five men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
The number of people killed or wounded over the last few days added up to the single-most violent weekend in Chicago this year. Those killed ranged in age from 16 to 40.
Two people were killed and at least 17 others were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, including two people shot when gunfire erupted near a passing ambulance — forcing paramedics to take cover and call for help.
Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded — including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition — in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Three people have been killed and at least 11 wounded in acts of violence throughout the city since Friday, police said.
At least nine people were wounded in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend, including three men who were shot at the same time in the West Englewood neighborhood early Monday.
The teen was shot about 2 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Claremont Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Two men are dead and at least another 12 were wounded from acts of violence this weekend throughout the city, from the South and Southwest side to Humboldt Park to Rogers Park.
One man was beaten to death at a CTA station, a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and at least 15 other people were wounded in separate acts of violence across the city this weekend.
One man is dead and at least two other people were wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago.
Two men were killed and at least five other people were wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago.
Nine people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, police said.
Chrystal Kyles stood in the cold in the middle of East 51st Street on Sunday night and tried to comfort her grieving family as they grappled with the news that Chicago’s ongoing gun violence had finally touched their home.
Two men are dead and at least six others wounded from gun violence in Chicago since Friday evening.