Bloody Weekend in Chicago Leaves Dozens Dead and Wounded

Bloody Weekend in Chicago Leaves Dozens Dead and Wounded


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.

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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.

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