Easter Weekend in Chicago: 28 Shootings in Under 18 Hours

Amazingly, only one fatality.

In the hours between Saturday and Sunday morning in Chicago, this past Easter weekend, 28 people were shot resulting in the death of one person, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Besides the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Tywan Anderson, other surviving victims included three teenagers aged 14, 15, and 17. From The Tribune:

Several of the attacks also injured multiple victims as gunmen opened fire on groups of people. Two shootings that occurred in the Chatham and Back of the Yards neighborhoods each injured three people. 

Anderson, whose address was not known, was killed in the Douglas Park neighborhood was shot in the head and back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:57 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

In the same shooting, a 19-year-old man was shot in the hand and also taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized. 

Many of the shootings listed in the report were of people simply walking on sidewalks as gunmen ran up to them and started shooting. In others, shots were fired from vehicles. Injures included wounds to ankles, knees, hands, arms, abdomens, faces, and on 23-year-old victim in critical condition who was shot in the foot and eye.

The youngest victim, a 14-year-old boy, was shot around midnight in his right bicep while walking along a neighborhood sidewalk. Men walked up to him and opened fire. The next youngest, a 15-year-old victim, was sitting in the back of a car just before midnight when he was shot in the cheek. A 17-year-old girl was walking with a group in an alley when a dark car opened fire, hitting her in the leg. And the list goes on and on with victims in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Happy Easter from heavily gun-controlled, Democrat-run Chicagoland.

For details on most of the shootings, click here.

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