Two children and a teenager were among 18 people who were reportedly shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend amid calls from activists to defund police departments, according to a Monday report.
The shootings bring Chicago’s homicide totals to 300 so far in 2020, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday morning. The city didn’t hit that death toll last year until August 2019, the Sun-Times reported.
Sixty-five people were shot across the city over the weekend, the report said.
Lena Nunez, 10, was fatally shot Saturday night when a stray bullet struck her in the head while she was sitting at home, the Chicago police said, according to the Sun-Times. She was pronounced dead hours later at a nearby hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The shots possibly originated from a group of men who began firing at another group in the block, the Sun-Times reported.