Four people are confirmed dead and at least 13 were wounded in Chicago over the weekend in a series of shootings, police reported Sunday, Oct. 6.
The most recent incident was reported Sunday, when a man in his 20s was found dead in the 7600 block of South Carpenter at around 7:30 a.m. The victim was shot in the throat.
According to NBC Chicago, police are investigating the death as a homicide.
Saturday, Oct. 5, at around 10:30 p.m., a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head by suspects in a vehicle in the 1100 block of South Vernon Street. A 21-year-old was also shot and was in critical condition as of this report.
At around 2:30 p.m., a 19-year-old was one of two men shot in the 11700 block of South Morgan Street. According to a release by Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Dan O'Brien, the man died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn from a gunshot wound to the head. The second victim, also 19, was shot in the foot.
Also on the South Side Saturday, two men in their early 20s were wounded by gunfire in the 6400 block of South Paulina. Meanwhile, in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue, a 23-year-old man was walking when he was shot in the abdomen and buttocks during an argument with another man. He is expected to survive, police said.
At least seven people were shot Friday, Oct 4, including Louis Wherry, 36. Wherry was gunned down during an argument 400 block of South Central Avenue and was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Victims were also shot and wounded in the 1800 block of West 58th Street, 69th Street and Harvard, 7400 block of North Hoyne Avenue and 3900 block of West Arlington. Victims included a16-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy.
As of this report, police did not have any suspects in custody.
Chicago's murder rate became international news last year, when its number of homicides exceeded 500 for the first time four years.