Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and in Chicago, it’s been a bloody season, indeed.
From Friday to Sunday, six people were killed and another 23 wounded in gun violence across the city. That brings the grisly toll to 1,026 people shot since Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer.
Among the latest victims: a 25-year-old doctoral student at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo of Sun City, California, was shot and killed Sunday night while waiting at a bus stop after he was caught in the crossfire of two other people, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Police responded to anther shooting early Sunday on the city’s Far South Side where an unidentified male died from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, WLS reported. The suspect was spotted leaving the scene in a vehicle but police eventually lost sight of him.
On Saturday at around 4 a.m., a 30-year-old woman was killed after someone opened fire on a group of people in an alley on the West Side, WGN reported. She was shot in the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
From Friday to Sunday, at least 23 people were wounded in apparent shootings including two girls, ages 11 and 17, hit by bullets fired from a drive-by vehicle.
The number of Chicago’s children who have been shot is alarming. Since September 2011, at least 174 people under the age of 17 have been killed, while 1,665 kids have been shot. While some of that number are members of street gangs, the vast majority are innocent kids caught in the crossfire.
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