BREAKING: Ten people, including three teenagers, injured in two shootings just three blocks apart in Chicago
- Ten people were shot in two separate shootings in Chicago on Wednesday night
- The two shootings took place in Chicago’s North Lawndale section
- It is unclear whether the two shootings are related
- All victims have been treated in hospitals. Two are in critical condition
- There have been 1,802 shootings so far in 2021, which is a nine percent jump from last year around this time and a sixty percent jump from 2019
Ten people were shot Wednesday night in the North Lawndale section on the west side of Chicago in two separate shootings five minutes apart.
Five people, including three teenagers, were shot at around 6:05 p.m.
About five minutes later, police found five more gunshot victims less than three blocks away.
All victims are being treated in hospitals and two are in critical condition.
Police don’t know if the two shootings are related
‘I’m here to bring you some news; some news that we are tired to hear,” Deputy Head Ernest Cato said at a press conference on Wednesday evening
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‘I’m here to bring you some news; some news we are tired to hear,” Deputy Head Ernest Cato said at a news conference Wednesday night.
“This is going to be an effort where we need an all-hands-on-deck approach,” Cato said. “That approach will involve our community… our community that has cell phone photos, that has Facebook information, we need your help.”
Police have not released any other details.
Gun violence has plagued Chicago in 2021, as have most metropolitan cities across the country.
So far, there have been 1,802 shootings in 2021, which is a nine percent jump from last year around this time and a 60 percent jump from 2019, according to the Latest Chicago Police Crime Statistics.
During the weekend of July 4 alone, 92 people were shot and killed in the city and 16 were killed. Last weekend 56 people were shot and 11 died.