Five have been killed and at least 14 wounded in shootings in Chicago this Friday and Saturday, according to Chicago police.
In addition, 2 cops were shot in the line of duty and being treated.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted moments ago “Earlier this morning, two officers were shot in the line of duty while protecting West Side residents in the Homan Square neighborhood. I am relieved to report that both officers are stable, and the gunman is in custody.”
She added in a second tweet “I visited with the officers at the hospital where they are being treated, and I ask all of Chicago to join me in keeping them and their families in our prayers.”
NBC Chicago tallied the 5 shooting deaths.
A 39-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
A 66-year-old woman was hit in the shoulder, and was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition. The third victim, a 48-year-old man, was injured by falling glass, and is in good condition at St. Bernard.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday another man, a 21-year-old, was fatally shot at a gas station in the 900 block of North Pulaski. According to police, the man was walking out of the business when a person in a black sedan fired shots at him.
He was hit multiple times, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A second man, a 20-year-old, was shot in the shoulder, and is in good condition at Stroger, police said. No suspects are currently in custody.
Eight minutes later in the 800 block of East 88th Place, yet another fatal shooting took place, as two women were walking on a sidewalk when they were shot by an unknown individual. One of the women, whose age is unknown at this time, was hit in the torso, and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago.
I visited with the officers at the hospital where they are being treated, and I ask all of Chicago to join me in keeping them and their families in our prayers.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) August 30, 2020