Chicago Doubled The Number Of Labor Day Weekend Shooting Victims This Year

Eight people were murdered and at least 35 more were wounded in shootings throughout the city over Labor Day weekend.

Chicago, IL – Eight people were murdered and at least 35 more were wounded in shootings throughout the city over Labor Day weekend.

The first fatal shooting occurred at approximately 12:22 a.m. on Saturday in the 8700-block of South Burley Avenue, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Police responded to the area after receiving a ShotSpotter alert, and found 42-year-old Willie Coker suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest.

The unresponsive victim was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses at the scene were uncooperative with police, WMAQ reported.

Approximately four hours later, a gunman opened fire from a vehicle in the 3200-block of West Le Moyne Street, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Eighteen-year-old Angel Perez was hit in the chest by at least one of the bullets, and was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

An unnamed 23-year-old man he was with suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and was transported to Norwegian American Hospital in serious condition.

The gunman has not been apprehended, according to WMAQ.

A third shooting occurred at approximately 5:51 p.m., as a group of people were sitting on the front porch of a residence in the 7100-block of South Paulina Street, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

A suspect in a dark-colored vehicle opened fire on the crowd, hitting five people.

A 26-year-old man was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the chest, and was later pronounced dead.

A 32-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the thigh and chest, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was also pronounced dead.

The gunman fled the scene, and remains on the loose.

On Sunday at approximately 2:19 a.m., police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 5100-block of West Washington Boulevard, and discovered that a 15-year-old boy had been shot in the back and leg.

The teen, identified as Dovantae Jackson, died at the scene.

Not even 30 minutes later, someone opened fire at a house party in the 6100-block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was later pronounced dead.

A 34-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her foot during the same incident, according to police.

She drove herself to St. Bernard Hospital, and is listed in good condition.

At approximately 3:54 a.m., two men traveling in a vehicle were shot by someone who passed by them in another vehicle, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Christopher Smith, 37, was shot multiple times throughout his body, and died at the scene.

The second victim, a 38-year-old man, drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to his hand, abdomen, and chest, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

He has been listed in serious condition.

The last fatal shooting of the holiday weekend occurred in the 8500-block of South Aberdeen Street just before 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police responded to the ShotSpotter alert, and discovered an unresponsive 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At least 29 more people were wounded by gunfire between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

The number of fatal shootings over the holiday weekend doubled those that Chicago experienced during Labor Day weekend 2018.

Last year, four people were killed in shootings, and another 23 people were wounded, FOX News reported.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) had an extra 1,000 officers on the street over the long weekend, which was down from the extra 1,400 officers the department had out on patrol a year ago, USA Today reported.

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flybynight
flybynight

Well the way I hear it now is that it's the state of Indiana's fault so I guess we should ban the state of Indiana 🤔🙄

Justretired
Justretired

Damn, just damn! Value of human life has escaped many. Before long we'll be like the 3rd world countries, ride down the rd and see bodies lying there like rd kill!

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

Hundreds of future breeders have been blasted into non-existence. Another happy day!!

moquetteron
moquetteron

"Witnesses at the scene were uncooperative with police. Remember that Mama when your little thug gets shot by the same guy in the future.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Come on Fellas get your numbers up! Set goals, visualize head shots; take massive action! 8 dead; 35 wounded, you should be ashamed of yosevs.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Use those front sights and squeeeeze that trigger!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Wtf is going on over there? Maybe if they stop having 3 day holidays... Where’s the protest? Or is it just police related deaths, these scum come out to hold signs and cry and point fingers? Do these families sue the killers families? Or do they also recognize that there’s no money in it because they've got no money or assets??? Anyone else see advantages to being shot by police??? And that’s also why that there’s no cooperation of witnesses on scumbag on scumbag crime, but as soon as its police involved, EVERYONES a witness. Even people who don’t know exactly what they saw hear what other people saw and then all of a sudden that’s what they saw. And that’s 99% of these people. Anyway, we already know the answers to these questions. I just wanted to bring up the obvious.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

No surprise this happened, they were all good men and women, getting their act together, starting school and then bam......gone...... Who could have imagined this happening in Chicago....... Where are the protests, march's to stop the violence.. Oh yeah,,,,,they did themselves in. No money there.....bummer for the families

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Waiting for the mayor to publicly condemn the police for allowing all this violence over the three day weekend.. or is she still on vacation?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

61mouse
61mouse

Hummm I wonder how the gunman cleared a back ground check

Sargejh
Sargejh

How is this different from a mass shooting? Yet out of Democrats…crickets. Doesn’t fit their agenda.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

I saw this article and suggest to view.... When the subject of racism comes up from those who push the agenda

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Eight people were murdered and at least 35 more were wounded in shootings throughout the city over Labor Day weekend"

So in other words ...a normal weekend in this community.

flybynight
flybynight

One good thing about Chitcongo stories....... No trolls in site. Daddy $oro$ will stop payment you comment on the wrong story.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Boy can you hear all those Progressive candidates running screaming about the horrific killings in Chicago. Oh wait not a fucking sound.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

That self policing is great, keep it up folks.

flybynight
flybynight

Any breeder that makes it to the hospital alive to have his gunshot wound treated should be sterilized while he's there maybe then they can right this ship.

terrymelvin
terrymelvin

Well, when your town is run by an affirmative action "mayor" (gotta include blacks, women and lesbians, doncha know), this is what happens.

Alanncpd
Alanncpd

When will the MSM cover this more or does it not fit their narrative? When with Sharpton and Jesse get off their respective rears and say something, anything... Guess there’s no speaking engagements or money to be made... you won’t see a minute of coverage on CNN, MSNBC... and why not...if Trump says the wrong thing a whole hour block, round table discussions are held. Impeachment is not the issue... it’s the destruction of our major cities. Thousands killed in cities. THOUSANDS!!! But people like AOC and her squad think President Trump is going to cause our destruction... Wrong again, Democrats in charge have done nothing for so long... Right Elijah Cummings except get richer and richer. How do they sleep at night. Spend a few nights in Chicago or Baltimore instead of your gated armed guarded communities and see how your constituents live... One solution... un-handcuff your Police Officers, support them and let them do their job... instead of them being unwilling bystanders to crime and unrest (that goes for you California and Portland Oregon)