Chicago Shootings Leave 6 Dead, 27 Injured

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 12:  Robert Williams leaves a message at a makeshift memorial where his friend 18-year-old Kenneth Barbour was shot and killed Friday on August 12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. In another violent weekend Chicago saw more than 30 people shot from Friday through Sunday evening including several teenagers and a four-year-old girl. Four of those shooting victims died including two of the teenagers.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Shootings Leave 6 Dead, 27 Injured

Shootings in Chicago left six dead and 27 injured this past weekend.

Published August 19, 2013

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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(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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