CHICAGO — At least 50 people were shot, nine fatally across Chicago over the weekend. The shootings occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.
Two of the incidents, just minutes apart and in broad daylight, left two people dead and several others critically injured on the city’s South Side.
The first happened around 4:25 p.m. Sunday on the 2900 block of East 97th Street. Police said one group of people got into a verbal altercation with another group, when someone pulled out a a gun and fired shots.
A 32-year-old man was shot three times and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Hospital in critical condition. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back and was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition. A 35-year-old man was shot in the right leg and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.