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After 3 children shot, 2 fatally, Chicago violence continues Sunday morning with 3 more homicides

A bullet hole is seen in a second-floor window of a building June 28, 2020, where a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed inside an apartment by a stray bullet in the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue the previous night.
A bullet hole is seen in a second-floor window of a building June 28, 2020, where a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed inside an apartment by a stray bullet in the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue the previous night. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago’s incessant gun violence has extended into a second consecutive weekend as three separate fatal early morning shootings have added to a growing toll.

Those Sunday deaths followed a bloody Saturday during which six people were killed, including a 1-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl who died in separate shootings.

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About 7 a.m., a 19-year-old man was walking near the 1400 block of West Lunt Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood when an unknown male approached him and fired one gunshot in the back of the man’s head. The gunman ran to a black SUV that traveled west on Lunt toward Clark Street, police said.

The man was transported to Amita Health St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead, ities said.

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About 15 minutes later in the South Chicago neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was shot multiple times in the torso in the 8200 block of South Escanaba Avenue, police said. He made it to the 8300 block of South Muskegon Avenue, where officers responded and offered aid. He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he later died, according to police.

Around 8:30 a.m., a 38-year-old man was walking in a Little Village alley in the 2500 block of South Troy Street when an SUV approached and an unknown male exited the vehicle and shot the man multiple times. He was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said.

Four more people were shot after the most recent homicide Sunday.

Gun violence made last week the city’s most violent in Chicago since at least 2012, with at least 106 people shot, 14 fatally. Last Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot was lamenting the death of another child lost to gun violence.

“Our city’s collective heart breaks to hear the unfathomable news of a 3-year-old boy who was shot and killed tonight on Chicago’s West Side,” she said at the time, following the death of Mekhi James.

Then on Saturday, nearly a week after the mayor’s comments, two more children were killed, the victims of errant bullets intended for someone else.

A 10-year-old girl was killed in Logan Square after she was struck in the head by a stray bullet that came through a second-floor apartment window, according to police.

The girl and her 8-year-old cousin were sitting in the front room of an apartment in the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue when a man fired multiple shots in the alley across the street, police said, citing preliminary information. The 8-year-old’s face was struck with glass.

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In the first six months of the year, Chicago has experienced a large spike in shootings and homicides over the same time last year.

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Through last Sunday, the city saw a jump of more than 25% in the number of homicides, reaching 295, which is 60 more than the same period a year ago, according to a review of crime statistics. Ninety-six of those occurred during a 28-day stretch that covered most of June, the statistics show.

The Police Department and its new superintendent have struggled to get a handle on gun violence that has persisted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to stay-at-ag8亚集团官方网站home restrictions.

Most recently, ities have attempted a return to normalcy following the unrest and looting that occurred across the city in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minnesota on Memorial Day.

Detectives are investigating all three homicides. No arrests have been made.

Check back for updates.

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