5 people were killed in Chicago over the weekend. On Jan. 26, NBC Chicago reported that two separate double-homicide shootings took the lives of five people and injured another five. The shootings were 12 hours apart, one in the West Side and the other in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
The first shooting occurred outside Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven, a 24-hour eatery. Three men went out to smoke while waiting for their order around 4 a.m. A man wearing a mask ran up to them and shot them "at close range" and then ran off. Two of the three men, all believed to be in their 40's, died. The other was seriously injured.
However, 5 were killed in Chicago on Saturday -- 2 more people died from gun fire about 12 hours after the first incident. A teenaged boy and a man believed to be in his 30's were found dead in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Both had gunshot wounds in the head.
The fifth person to die in Chicago by gunfire this weekend was identified as 34-year-old Ronnie Chambers. He had a "gangster past" and had been in trouble with the law several times throughout his life. Chambers had three other siblings, all of whom were killed similarly in the past.
The 5 people who were killed in Chicago weren't the only victims this weekend. Another man was shot in the leg on Saturday after a man tried to rob him. On Friday night, a 23-year-old man was also shot in the leg. Earlier Friday evening, another man was shot and wounded.
It is unknown how many of these crimes were related.
© Effie Orfanides 2013