Chicago Gun Violence: Teen Killed, 26 People Injured This Weekend

A 13-year-old boy was killed Friday. 

Posted: 07/28/2014 01:07 PM EDT

A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed and 26 others were injured in Chicago gun violence this past weekend, according to Chicago Sun-Times.

The one fatality was identified as Samuel Walker, whose life was taken Friday night by a stray bullet that struck him in the head, the Sun-Times reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Six other males were injured in the same incident. 

The youngest of the 26 people injured in the shootings this past weekend was a 3-year-old boy, according to NBC Chicago. He was with his mother and another man when an armed man began shooting in their direction, the news outlet reports.

The Chicago Police Department Supt. McCarthy recently spoke out against the violence again as the homicides continue to rise. 

“Without something done about these guns, don’t expect what I’ll call success,” McCarthy said, according to CBS Chicago. “We can make progress, we can keep lowering the murder rate but we are going to have tragedies with kids getting shot.”

There have been 189 fatalities due to gun violence in 2014, according to data compiled by Red Eye Chicago homicide tracker. The site also reports that nearly 16 percent of homicide victims in the city are under the age of 18 so far this year.


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