Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Killed, 19 Wounded This Past Weekend

Chicago Gun Violence: 3 Killed, 19 Wounded This Past Weekend

Three people were killed and 19 others were wounded in Chicago gun violence this past weekend.

Published October 20, 2014

Another weekend in Chicago has been marred by gun violence. Three people were killed and 19 were wounded in shootings across the city, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. 

Alexandra Burgos, 18, was shot and killed by stray bullets that came through a window Sunday at 12 a.m. The young woman was sitting in an apartment when she was hit in the head. Burgos was pronounced dead at a local medical center an hour later.

A shooting early Saturday led to the killing of Genorel Martin, a 24-year-old man. Police say his attacker opened fire on Martin as he opened the door of the vestibule in his apartment building. He died at the scene of the shooting.

Travis L. Wright, 21, became another victim of gun violence Saturday morning. He was found in the backseat of a vehicle with bullet wounds to his chest and arm. He was pronounced dead before he could be taken to the hospital for treatment.

As of Oct. 20, 2014, there have been 286 victims to gun violence in Chicago, according to data compiled by Red Eye Chicago homicide tracker.

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