59 People Shot in Chicago, Including Seven Fatally, Over This Past Weekend

Fifty-nine people got shot across the city of Chicago this past weekend — seven fatally, according to police officials.

That’s more than the Dayton and El Paso shootings, respectively.

“It’s got to stop,” said Keith Flowers, father of Chicago victim Demetrius Flowers, who was murdered following a dispute over a basketball game.

“This senseless killing has got to stop,” he told WLS.

Of the multiple shootings reported in the Windy City over the weekend, two were said to have been mass casualty incidents in the same police district.

They included a drive-by in Douglas Park that left seven people injured and another in the 1800-block of South Kildare Avenue, in which one person died and eight others were wounded.

At least 30 others were shot and wounded between 5 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to police. A 5-year-old boy was among the victims.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Chris Perez