There were at least eight fatalities and over 40 injured from gun violence in Chicago this weekend.
The shootings began Friday, July 26, just after 5 p.m. and went through Sunday at midnight. In total there were nine individuals shot Friday, 15 on Saturday, and 24 shot on Sunday, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Chicago Sun-Times also reported, “On Sunday, a 3-year-old boy died from what Chicago police said may be an accidental gunshot wound in South Deering. Family members told police they were in another room in the 9600 block of South Escanaba when they heard a gunshot at about 4:15 p.m., CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. They rushed to see what happened and found the boy with the gun. He suffered a gunshot wound to the face, police said.”
Cook County Medical Examiners identified the 3-year-old as Mikah Davis from South Deering, who died at Trinity Hospital after he was found with a gunshot wound to the face Sunday around 4 p.m., police said.
In another part of the city, authorities said, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 10 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue and found two women suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Chantell Grant, 26, and 35-year-old Andrea Stoudemire were each struck in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.
Over the past seven years, Chicago homicides have ranged from a low of 441 in 2013 to the highest of 786 in 2016.
To date, in 2019 there have been a total of 284 homicides. The Chicago Sun-Times has a database of every victim of a homicide this year.