Chicago may be heading for a violent summer.
Over the weekend, dozens of people were shot and seven were killed in gun violence that spanned the city — a continuation of a trend that has dogged Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, since last summer.
Fox News reports that “more than 45 people were shot, including a 14-year-old boy, and seven were killed in Chicago citywide over the weekend,” according to the Chicago Police Department.
“There were 36 shootings reported from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, while at least two others were stabbed, including one victim who succumbed to his injuries, Chicago Police Department said. Information released by the authorities so far indicates the slain victims ranged in age from 17 to 37,” Fox added.
The youngest victim who died was shot while driving on Sunday. He crashed his car after sustaining a bullet wound. The youngest victim who survived was just 14 years old.
“Of the 46 people shot, the youngest victim to survive, a 14-year-old