Published On: Mon, Jul 8th, 2013

Chicago shootings leave 12 dead, over 60 injured in long weekend of gun violence

A dozen people were killed and at least 62 wounded in gun violence that rang out across Chicago over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

In the most recent violence, five people were wounded in an apparent confrontation between a landlord and a tenant  in the city’s Roseland neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Chicago is known to have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but the weekend’s violence is certainly shocking.

From Wednesday afternoon through Sunday evening, 12 people were killed in shootings in Chicago and at least 62 others were wounded by gun violence, according to the Tribune. The numbers vary slightly from media outlet to media outlet depending on when their weekend violence tally began and whether it included police-involved shootings.

Ramone Godfrey, age 19, was fatally shot in the back around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to DNAinfo Chicago. Another man, 22, was also wounded in the chest and arm in the shooting and taken to Stroger Hospital.

In another Saturday shooting, at least seven people were injured in a single drive-by shooting that left an eighth person, 49-year-old Terry Patterson, dead about 6 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood, according to the Tribune.

Among the injured were a 72-year-old woman, a 41-year-old woman, three more men in their 40s, a 31-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

The weekend’s youngest victims of gun violence included 5-year-old Jaden Donald and 7-year-old Christian Lyles, both shot in the late evening on July 4 in separate incidents.


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