Labor Day Weekend leaves three dead and dozens wounded in Chicago

 September 4, 2023

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.  

Teenage boy and girl both shot following football game

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.

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.

Man fatally shot after traffic accident on Saturday afternoon

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.

Local residents complain after armed man avoids going to jail

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.

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