56 People Shot, Eight Dead, Over Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

Chicago police investigate after a woman and a 4-year-old boy were shot Sept. 4, 2020, in the 8600 block of South Honore Street. Carly Behm/Sun-Times

Eight people, including an 8-year-old girl, were killed and 48 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over Labor Day weekend.

Five of the wounded included people under 18 years old.

In preparation for the historically violent weekend, Chicago police canceled days and extended shifts to 12 hours to put about 8,000 officers on the street.

Last weekend saw 55 people shot across Chicago, 10 of them fatally. Over Labor Day weekend in 2019, 43 people were shot citywide, eight of them fatally.

Monday

Two people were killed in separate mass shootings Monday night.

An 8-year-old girl was shot to death, and two other people were wounded, Monday in Canaryville on the South Side. The shooting happened about 5:55 p.m. at West 47th Street and South Union Avenue, Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said at a news conference. It also triggered a crash that injured the child’s mother.

The child was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead about 6:28 p.m., McDermott said. A 30-year-old woman and 31-year-old man were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Police released a photo of the suspected shooters’ Dodge Charger.

A little over an hour later, a man was shot dead in a shootout in Stony Island Park. About 6:37 p.m., a 21-year-old and 30-year-old man were shot inside a vehicle in the 8400 block of South Cregier Avenue, Chicago police said. One of them returned gunfire, striking two 18-year-old shooters. The 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Hospital, police said. The 18-year-olds are being questioned by police.

Another man was killed Monday in Humboldt Park on the West Side. The 22-year-old was in a vehicle about 6:36 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Lawndale Avenue when someone approached and fired shots, Chicago police said. The man was struck multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times

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