Chicago Gun Violence: 28 Injured, 4 Dead This Past Weekend

Chicago Gun Violence: 28 Injured, 4 Dead This Past Weekend

Chicago gun violence during the first weekend of May left at least 28 people injured and four people dead.

Published May 6, 2014

Gun violence continues to be a crisis in Chicago as the first weekend in May ends with at least 28 injured and four dead in the city. The latest victim was killed Sunday morning, according to NBC Chicago

Earlier Sunday, a 29-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to the head. A 23-year-old man was also killed a few hours before after an argument with another man on the sidewalk. He was struck several times and was pronounced dead in a hospital later. 

The fourth victim this past weekend was a 20-year-old man who was shot in the head and killed at the scene. 

Meanwhile, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's $55 million anti-violence initiative is being looked into by federal authorities after accusations that the program is misspending and mismanaging funds. Launched in 2010, much of the money has gone to communities in the South Side of Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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