Published On: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015

3 more dead, child on shooter shot as Chicago shootings continue over weekend

The violence continues to be out of control in Chicago as three men have been killed and at least 31 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night. A 12-year-old was shot in the back Sunday morning, while riding his scooter on the West Side.

Also on the West Side. Elbert Farris, 25, was shot and killed Saturday evening in East Garfield Park neighborhood. He was found by police, dead from multiple gun shot wounds, including one to the head, police sources stated.

The boy was riding a scooter on a sidewalk when an attacker approached him and fired shots, striking him in the back, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman, of the separate incident on Sunday.

The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Greer said.

Jemel O’Brien, 30, was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car, dead from gun shot wounds to the torso, arms and groin.

Police said that three hours later on Saturday, a man, 25, was killed and an 18-year-old man injured in a drive-by shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities were not releasing his name.

Check out this comprehensive tracker of the shootings all over the city via the Sun Times – click here

Analysis by Hey Jackass points out that a person is shot every three minutes in the Windy City, a town with some of the most strict gun laws in the country.

They note that there was been 38 homicides in July, 258 in 2015 with almost 1500 shot year-to-date at this writing. Check out the tracking – here


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