The city of Chicago has been one of the most violent in America and guns have been a big issue. This past weekend the city was part of 34 shootings, which killed five people.
The shootings that took place from Friday afternoon to Monday morning has five people killed, two of which were teenagers. Another 29 people were wounded.
Out of the five people killed, no one was over the age of 24.
Among those killed this weekend was an 18-year-old man shot in the neck in a double shooting, another 18-year-old man shot in the chest in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, and a 24-year-old man shot in an alley in the 8300 block of South Ingleside Avenue on the South Side in the East Chatham neighborhood.
The shootings’ youngest victims were two 17-year-olds injured in a double shooting while driving in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard about 8:45 p.m. in the Fuller Park neighborhood.
As far as this year goes, 2,958 people have been shot in Chicago, which according to the Chicago Tribune is a slight downturn from the 3,347 people shot by this day in 2016.
Unfortunately, killings like these are still a very real problem and something has to be done to stop the gun violence.