Six children, including a one-year-old and a three-year-old, were fatally shot in just one week in Chicago, according to reports.
There have been 320 homicides in Chicago this year, according to a Chicago Sun-Times homicide database. Eighteen people were killed and 47 were wounded in Chicago this past weekend alone, the Sun-Times reported.
“It will shatter your soul if you let it,” said Tamar Manaseh, founder of Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings, according to Fox affiliate WFLD-TV.
Sincere Gaston, 1, was sitting in a car seat Saturday when someone in a nearby vehicle opened fire, police said, according to the Sun-Times. Mekhi James, 3, was also sitting in a car when someone fired into the vehicle on June 20, according to police, the Sun-Times reported.
Manaseh called on police to investigate the reason behind these shootings, WFLD-TV reported. (RELATED: 1-Year-Old Among 18 Dead, 47 Wounded During One Weekend Of Chicago Shootings)
<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6953395" class="size-full wp-image-6953395" src="https://dailytruthreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/GettyImages-1253372325-scaled.jpg" alt="Candles burn in front of a memorial for for 10-year-old Lena Nunez on June 29, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Nunez was shot and killed by a stray bullet while watching television with her brother in her grandmother's home