RED ALERT: 24 Wounded and Three Deaths… One Was A 7-Year-Old

Over the weekend in Chicago, Twenty four people were wounded, three fatally on the watch of Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D).

ABC7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the first fatality of the weekend occurred around 7:00 pm Friday. An 18-year-old man was shot dead “in the 3600 block west of 16th Street.”

The second fatality occurred at about 4:20 pm Sunday. A seven-year-old girl was shot numerous times while in a McDonald’s drive-thru with her father. The location of the incident is “3200 W Rosevelt Road.” Police said the shooting was believed to be gang-related. Less than three hours later, two people were shot in their car at a Popeyes in Humboldt Park, which investigators believe is connected to the McDonald’s shooting.

The third fatality occurred at about 11:20 pm Sunday. A forty-three-year-old was shot in the chest, fatally wounded while standing on the sidewalk “in the 4900 block of West Madison Street.”

The Chicago Tribune outlines 163 people were killed in Chicago from January 1, 2021, through April 14, 2021.

The Tribune also notes that 864 people, non-fatal and fatal combined, have been shot from January 1, 2021, through April 14, 2021. This is an increase of 218 more than the same period of 2020.