Chicago Gun Violence: 2 Dead, 12 Wounded This Past Weekend

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31:  Chicago Police forensic experts collect evidence at the Bank of America Building in the Loop financial district following a shooting on July 31, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Early reports indicate the shooter was a 59-year-old executive who was being demoted at his company. He shot the 54-year-old company CEO twice, critically wounding him, before shooting and killing himself.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Gun Violence: 2 Dead, 12 Wounded This Past Weekend

Two people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded in gun violence across the city of Chicago this past weekend.

Published September 15, 2014

Two people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded in gun violence across the city of Chicago this past weekend, according to NBC Chicago

Michael Bloodson Jr., 17, was identified as the victim in a shooting that took place in the Bronzeville neighborhood in the South Side of the city, according to the Chicago Tribune. He died Saturday afternoon after being shot multiple times, including being struck in the head. The boy was taken to a nearby medical center, where he was pronounced dead. 

Another man, Charles Labon, 28, was shot near One Way Missionary Baptist Church in North Lawndale on Sunday afternoon. A gunman shot Labon in the chest. He tried to run away but stumbled and fell on the ground as the armed man fled, the Tribune reports. 

There have been 303 people shot dead in Chicago in 2014, according to data collected by Red Eye Chicago.

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