Ronnie Chambers Death: Mother Loses Fourth Child To Gun Violence, 6 Others Killed In Chicago | Roland Martin Reports

Ronnie Chambers Death: Mother Loses Fourth Child To Gun Violence, 6 Others Killed In Chicago

Source: AP / The Huffington Post

CHICAGO – Chicago authorities say seven people were killed and six wounded in gun violence in one day.

Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Police say Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother’s youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a car.

Police say two separate double-homicide shootings also occurred Saturday about 12 hours apart.

Chicago’s homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008. Chicago’s homicide rate was almost double in the early 1990s, averaging around 900.

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