Chicago Gun Violence: 40 Shot, 5 Killed This Past Weekend

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17:  Police investigate the scene where a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by police after he reportedly pointed a gun at officers during a foot chase on June 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Two pistols were reported to have been found on the boy after the shooting. The boy was one of two people killed by police on Sunday. Over the Father's Day weekend at least 46 people were wounded and 8 killed by gunfire in the city.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Gun Violence: 40 Shot, 5 Killed This Past Weekend

Chicago has reportedly seen an increase in gun violence in April, as the last weekend of the month ended with 40 people shot and five killed.

Published April 28, 2014

Chicago has reportedly seen an increase in gun violence in April, as the last weekend of the month ended with 40 people shot and five killed, according to NBC Chicago

One of the victims, Leonore Draper, 32, was found fatally shot in her car shortly after leaving an anti-violence fundraiser to raise money for Project Orange Tree, a group formed by King College students after the death of Hadiya Pendleton last year. She was reportedly struck by bullets in a drive-by shooting on Saturday night. 

A 21-year-old woman was killed Sunday night after a group of men opened fire on a vehicle she was riding riding in. She was struck in the left side of her head and pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Other deaths reported included a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man on Saturday night and an 86-year-old man who was killed after a dispute with his neighbor on Saturday afternoon.  

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