A Chicago shooting on Sunday night left one person dead and 10 others wounded. The victims were between the ages of 21 and 57. Two people suffered serious injuries. Authorities are searching for a suspect. The motive of the shooting was also not yet identified. Chicago police later said the victims were all gathered outside when three unknown male suspects emerged from an alley and fired shots into the crowd. One female victim was shot in the chest and taken the University of Chicago Hospital where she was pronounced dead. There were already dozens shootings across the city that resulted in at least six fatalities and 74 injuries this weekend. Another woman was shot on a party bus in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. It wasn’t known if the shots were fired from outside or inside the bus. Six people were shot, one critically, in a drive by shooting in South Shore. Two other separate incidents each ended with four people struck by gunfire. One victim in the second incident died. Also this weekend, a 30-year-old woman was found unresponsive by her boyfriend with blunt force trauma to the head in the 700 block of East 79th Street in Chatham. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened at 4:36 a.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of West Thomas Street in West Town. A 25-year-old man was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the torso and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead. Crime in Chicago has been tracked by the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Records since the beginning of the 20th century. The city’s overall crime rate, especially the violent crime rate, is higher than the US average. Chicago is considered one of the most gang-infested cities in the United States.