A wave of shoot outs in the city of Chicago this past weekend left one person dead and 35 people injured, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Ronnie Amos, 42, was shot a few steps from his home in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Saturday night. He was taken to an area medical facility where he was pronounced dead Sunday morning.
On Sunday night, three men — ages 22, 25 and 29 — were struck by bullets in the Irving Park neighborhood. A gunman approached the group and shot at them. Two of the younger men went to the hospital and are in stable condition. The 29-year-old, who was shot in the hand, walked away from the scene without seeking treatment.
Two women, 21 and 47, were also shot Sunday afternoon. The 21-year-old was hit in the left shoulder and the 47-year-old was struck in the arm and the back. They were reportedly in serious condition after being taken to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly released a report Monday on gun violence in America dedicated to the families she has met that lost loved ones in the violent epidemic.
"This sustained violence is not normal, natural or necessary," Price writes. "That we, as a society, have accepted gun violence as a fact of life is almost as tragic as the tens of thousands of lives we lose each year to the epidemic. We must do more as a nation to address our gun violence crisis."
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