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Ten people shot are dead during Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015

Ten people are shot dead during Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015 despite coronavirus lockdown keeping most people at home

  • Chicago police say 10 people were fatally shot and more than 40 others were left wounded this Memorial Day weekend
  • That’s the highest number of fatalities since 2015, when 12 people were killed over the same holiday weekend, police say 
  • The latest violence erupted despite the state of Illinois’ coronavirus stay-at-home orders. 
  • Multiple cops responded to one of the bloody incidents in the city’s Engelwood section Sunday night where shots rang out during a large gathering
  • Two cops were hurt during the response, police said. Two men were arrested and taken into custody. Cops say two guns also were recovered
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Chicago suffered its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in five years as 10 people were fatally shot across the Illinois city and more than 40 others were wounded, despite the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

The latest death tally was the highest since 2015, when cops reported 12 fatal shootings over the holiday weekend.

One large gathering in Chicago’s Englewood section, caught on Instagram video, required multiple cops after gunshots were fired. Two officers were hurt and two men were arrested after the incident in the 7000 block of South Lowe Avenue. 

Chicago suffered its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in five years as 10 people were fatally shot across the Illinois city and more than 40 others were wounded, despite the state’s coronavirus stay-at-home order.

The victims of the shootings included Darnell Fisher, 17, who died after he was shot multiple times by a male suspect while the youth was walking in Washington Park section of the city after 10 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reports.  

The suspect was apprehended and a weapon was recovered, police say.  

Two other 15-year-old victims were shot dead in separate incidents, police say.

A female victim suffered a gunshot wound to her leg while standing on a porch in West Pullman early Monday morning. She was reported in good condition at a local hospital after the 5 a.m. shooting. 

A male victim, however, was in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his face, chest and abdomen early Saturday. The youth was shot following an argument with an unknown motorist just before 1 a.m., police say.

This past weekend’s rise in violence had been expected by cops, who were prepared with added patrols. 

There were 43 people shot during 2019’s Memorial Day Weekend, including 7 fatalities. The highest number of shootings for the same holiday weekend was in 2016, when 69 people were wounded. Six of those persons had been fatally shot.

This past weekend’s rise in violence had been expected by cops, who were prepared with added patrols. Chicago Police officers are pictured in masks earlier this month

Chicago Police officers are pictured in masks for protection from COVID-19 earlier this month. This past weekend’s rise in violence had been expected by cops, who were prepared with added patrols

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control has been asked to investigate new coronavirus cases in the city, as well as in Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. by the White House coronavirus task force.

New daily coronavirus cases are refusing to drop in the cities despite ongoing shutdowns causing concern, task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx revealed Friday.

‘Even though Washington has remained closed, L.A. has remained closed, Chicago has remained closed, we still see these ongoing cases,’ she told reporters during a White House news briefing.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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