At least six people died and as many as 26 others were injured following a string of violent shootings across Chicago over the last 48 hours. Victims identified from the shootings ranged between the ages 13 and 64.
A 41-year-old man was fatally shot during an armed robbery and found inside of a vehicle in an alley in the Lower West Side of Chicago early Friday morning; later that day, a 16-year-old was discovered on the sidewalk around the 1200 block of W. 81st Street with gunshot wounds to the chest, and was later pronounced dead.
On Saturday, a 13-year-old riding his bicycle was shot after a car drove by, leaving him with a grazed gunshot wound to the knee. Early Sunday morning, an unknown assailant fired shots from the west alley of the street, striking three individuals (two women and one man). Later on Sunday, police discovered a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head in a flipped vehicle near the 3000 block of W. 21st Street; he was later pronounced deceased.
Since Friday, Chicago police responded to at least nine separate shooting scenes. Over the weekend of July 14 forty people were shot, four fatally, across Chicago.
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