Two 14-year-old boys were shot and killed during separate armed attacks Wednesday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
NBC 5 reports the first attack occurred about 4 p.m. as a 14-year-old was shot and killed “in the 2200 block of West Adams Street.”
WGN 9 notes the 14-year-old was shot “twice in the chest” while “standing on the sidewalk.”
He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
The second 14-year-old, James Sweezer, was shot and killed around 8:45 p.m. in Englewood. Sweezer was walking and talking with a friend “when someone in a dark-colored vehicle shot him in the head.”
Sweezer died shortly after being shot.
There were over 1,892 shootings in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 28, 2021, a 12 percent