Chicago Gun Violence: 7 People Killed, 29 Wounded This Past Weekend

(Photo: Twitter via Shaquise Buckner)

Chicago Gun Violence: 7 People Killed, 29 Wounded This Past Weekend

In Chicago this past weekend, 7 people were killed and 29 were injured in shootings in the city.

Published August 18, 2014

This past weekend in Chicago ended with 7 people dead and 29 people injured in gun violence, according to NBC Chicago.

The youngest victims were two 16-year-olds. Shaquise Buckner and Jason Seballos were shot and killed in separate incidents. Shaquise was standing outside of a house in the Englewood neighborhood when she was struck in the head during a drive-by shooting at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. A 20-year-old man standing with her was injured and is believed to have been the intended target.

Jason was struck in the back and cheek while sitting in a vehicle and was pronounced dead at a medical center, also on Saturday. Damian Rodriguez, 21, who was in the vehicle with Seballos, was also shot and later died. Another 18-year-old was shot in the finger and will survive his injury. 

Walter Neely, 25, was shot in the abdomen in the Bronzeville area and died at the scene Friday night, according to the Chicago Tribune. Early Sunday, Kardeon Glover, 26, was shot in the face and was pronounced dead at a medical facility within the same hour.

Late Sunday, James Sterling, 37, shot and killed his wife, Amy Holmes-Sterling, 29, before shooting and wounding her sister and then killing himself, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

There have been a total of 213 homicides by guns in Chicago so far in 2014, according to data compiled by Red Eye Chicago Homicide Tracker

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(Photo: Twitter via Shaquise Buckner)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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