9 Dead, At Least 35 Wounded In Weekend Chicago Violence

Source: NBC Chicago

At least nine people were killed and more than 35 others wounded in shootings around Chicago from Friday afternoon through early Monday morning.

Among the wounded were five children who were shot in a drive-by while leaving a park on a warm Easter evening.

The weekend’s latest fatal shooting occurred at about 1 p.m. Sunday when shots were fired upon a Lincoln Navigator. Police said the driver of an orange Hummer blocked the Navigator head-on at the corner of 28th Street and Sawyer Avenue. Two people with guns then stepped out of the Hummer and fired nearly a dozen bullets at the Navigator, right under a police “blue light” camera.

A 13-year-old boy who lives near the scene said he saw part of the shooting happen from inside his home. Both people in the Hummer had white masks on, he said, and after the shooting, someone drove the vehicle south on Sawyer Avenue.

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