Chicago Shootings Leave 6 Dead, 27 Injured

There have been 264 homicides in the city this year.

Posted: 08/19/2013 09:49 AM EDT
Chicago Shootins Leave 1 Dead, 8 Injured

Gunshots rang out across Chicago's South, West and Southwest sides this past weekend, leaving six dead, including 28-year-old Jerrell Brooks, and 27 others injured, including a 7-year-old boy, according to the NBC Chicago.

This now brings the city's homicide total to 264, according to Red Eye Chicago a site that tracks victims.

Brooks and another man were shot while inside a vehicle Sunday night as another vehicle pulled up beside them and a shooter opened fire on the victims. A bullet hit Brooks in the head and the man he was with in the arm, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Tyvion Jackson, 7, was struck by a stray bullet while putting away his bike around 9 p.m. Sunday. A group of people were arguing near his home when one pulled out a gun and fired shots, one of them hitting Tyvion. He was released from the hospital this morning, according to reports. 

Another shooting outside a bar after a dispute left a 23-year-old man, a 29-year-old, a 26-year-old and a 46-year-old man shot around midnight Monday. 

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