Several shootings happened across Chicago throughout the weekend, leaving three dead and at least 24 others injured.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified one of the victims as Harold Green, a 54-year-old man who was shot nine times in the back in his South Shore neighborhood early Sunday. At the University of Chicago Medical Center, he was pronounced dead, reports ABC News 7.
Davion Ward, a 17-year-old boy, was the second fatality. According to police, Ward and two others were in a parked car on the South Side of Bridgeport on Friday night when two men arrived in a black Dodge Durango, exited the vehicle, and shot at them. Ward was struck in the back and died after being taken to Stroger Hospital.
On Saturday, a woman was killed, and another was injured in a shooting in Lawndale on the West Side. They were standing in the 2300 block of South Kirkland Avenue at about 9:05 p.m. when they heard multiple shots and felt pain, said the police. Samone Hill, 29, was killed, and the second woman, aged 28, was hit in the lower right leg and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital for treatment.
A 16-year-old boy sustained a graze wound to the head, while the second person, a man aged between 18 and 20 years old, was hit in the chest. According to the report, both were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in a critical condition.
In non-fatal attacks, a teenage boy was shot Saturday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The boy, 15, was shot in the lower leg early morning at 5:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of South Kostner Avenue. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital, where his condition was reported as good.
Earlier Saturday morning, a man was shot in West Pullman on the Far South Side. The 34-year-old was standing outside about 4 a.m. in the 100 block of East 119th Street when someone inside a red-colored vehicle fired shots, Chicago police said. He was struck five times and taken to Roseland Hospital, where medical staff stabilized him.
Earlier last week, the Biden-Harris administration announced six initial steps to combat gun violence’s public health crisis.
Accordingly, Biden is committed to reducing all forms of gun abuse, including community violence, gun crimes, domestic abuse, and firearm suicide.
Biden reiterated his call for Congress to pass laws aimed at reducing mass shootings.