Fourteen people were shot, three fatally, in Chicago Friday and early Saturday, including a woman sitting in a Lyft, according to reports.
Police said a 20-year-old man was killed around 8:30 p.m. Friday in a drive-by shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, the Sun-Times reported. The bullets were fired from a passing dark-colored vehicle.
Friday’s first homicide happened about 12:35 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, the paper reported.
George Jackson, 31, was sitting on a porch when two male gunmen approached and opened fire, according to the paper.
At least 46 people were shot in Chicago — two of which were killed — since Friday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The shootings add to another weekend of violence in the Windy City, which has been ravaged by gun violence in 2018.
On Saturday, three people were shot during a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in the city.
The violence reportedly began after a group of men showed up to the event and started fighting.
CHICAGO – Kenwon Parker would have turned 16 on Saturday. But instead of celebrating an important milestone in a young person’s life, his friends and family are mourning his death.
(CNN)Protesters chanted and threw rocks at Chicago police Saturday night after an officer shot and killed a man in the city’s South Side hours earlier, authorities said.At least four people were arrested and several officers were injured, police said.The incident started as several police officers were patrolling the city’s South Side on foot. They spotted a man “who they thought might be armed” and approached him, Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller told reporters.The man became combative and pushed officers’ arms away before reaching for a weapon on his waist band, Waller said.At some point during the confrontation, the unidentified man was shot, police said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A flight scheduled to arrive at O’Hare International Airport on Monday will mark the start of the first direct flights between Chicago and Africa.
The Chicago Department of Aviation and Ethiopian Airlines announced the new thrice-weekly nonstop flights between O’Hare and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, in the East African country’s capital city, earlier this year.