Chicago’s violent streak continued over the weekend, with 64 people shot and at least nine killed, including a 12-year-old boy who was shot by his mother after a disagreement about a memory card.
Although the number of shootings this past weekend fell short of the total seen across Labor Day weekend, this past weekend was deadlier than the holiday when only six people were killed. This past weekend also saw two mass shootings, one of which left a firefighter and his 15-year-old niece seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“At least 64 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including a 12-year-old boy killed by his mother, and an off-duty firefighter and his 15-year-old niece wounded in one of two mass shootings in the city, according to police,” the Sun-Times noted. “Several children were shot over the weekend. Two boys, 12 and 13, were wounded Friday night while standing on a front porch in the Austin neighborhood. Five shooting