Summertime Chi is a war scene.
This weekend alone over 40 people were shot in Chicago leaving 35 of them wounded and 5 dead. Allow us to reiterate that, 40 people were shot in two days.
The latest of the fatality was a 16-year old boy who was shot in the head while standing on the porch of his family’s home last night. He died early this morning.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune:
Killed was Joseph Briggs, of the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Briggs was standing with several others on his porch on South Rockwell Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when a gunman in a gray vehicle fired shots at the group at about 8 p.m. Saturday, police said, citing preliminary information.
No other injuries were reported.
The boy, who was struck in the head, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m. this morning, a medical examiner’s spokeswoman said.
Police officials believe the shooting was gang-related, but they didn’t say whether they believe the teen was the intended target.
No arrests had been made as Area Central detectives continue their investigation, police said.
During the Memorial Day holiday weekend 53 people were shot in Chicago.
Two days, 40 shot, five dead. Something has to be done. This is real life, not a video game.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune