Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Dead, 36 Shot This Past Weekend

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 10: A woman signs a makeshift memorial to three men who were shot and killed yesterday as police comb the South Shore neighborhood for clues to the crime on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Sylvester Solomon, 27, Darrius Morris, 23, and Rasheed Trull, 16, were killed when a gunman opened fire from a car while they were standing in front of an apartment complex. Trull's twin brother Raheem, who was also at the scene, escaped without injuries after taking cover behind parked cars.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Gun Violence: 4 Dead, 36 Shot This Past Weekend

At least 36 people were shot and four were killed in Chicago this past weekend.

Published April 15, 2014

The temperature in Chicago rose to its warmest temperature so far this year this past weekend, and with that came an increase in gun violence. There were 36 people shot and among them four were killed in the attacks.

One of the victims was Gakirah Barnes, 17, who was fatally shot on Friday afternoon in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. There were at least 27 incidents in the area, after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune

Later Friday night, Shannon Mack, 34, died of multiple gun shot wounds on the porch of a home.

On Sunday, Joshua Martinez, 20, was shot several times and killed outside a home in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing. An hour and a half later, Corey Brownlee, 32, was struck in the chest and was pronounced dead at Stoger Hospital. 

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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