Chicago has developed a notorious reputation for violent crime, with some even referring to the city as "Chirac" in recent years.
The reason for that moniker was once again on display after Labor Day Weekend left three residents murdered and another 29 wounded.
ABC 7 reported that the carnage started around 6:15 p.m. on Friday evening with the fatal shooting of a male estimated to be between 19 to 24 years old by three unknown individuals.
That killing came roughly four hours before a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were wounded following a football game at Mount Carmel High School.
Two teens were shot outside after Mount Carmel-Morgan Park football game let out in Chicago last night. pic.twitter.com/A3FR7jNxfI
— K-12 School Shooting Database (@K12ssdb) September 2, 2023
Both were subsequently taken to Comer Children's hospital. No suspects have thus far been arrested in either their shooting or the unidentified male's murder.
More bloodshed played out on Saturday afternoon when a 30-year-old motorist struck a 30-year-old man in the 3800-block of West Madison Street around 4:20 p.m.
The man then proceeded to draw a firearm and shoot the motorist, who was subsequently pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
That homicide came roughly an hour after another man was shot and killed in the neighborhood of Englewood. Once again, no suspects were taken into custody.
The neighborhood was witness to yet more violence on Sunday when a 13-year-old was left in critical condition after he sustained a gunshot wound to the head.
A 13-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Englewood on Sunday, Chicago police say.https://t.co/wSbvVRsogn
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) September 4, 2023
This weekend's chaos came even as some local residents complain that the justice system is too soft on armed criminals.
According to ABC 7, a group of individuals living in Englewood expressed outrage last week after a man avoided jail time despite being caught with multiple weapons after firing a gun at a city park.
Englewood residents are angry after a suburban man who "randomly" opened fire on a park and then was found with multiple guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his car was let out on probation following a guilty plea. https://t.co/LvBXun8Hrq
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) September 2, 2023