While the United States debates tougher gun-control laws, multiple shootouts occurred in Chicago on Saturday (local time), killing five people and injuring 16. At least five people have been killed and another 16 have been injured in shootings across the city of Chicago so far this weekend, according to police, reported NBC.
A 37-year-old woman was shot and murdered in the 0-100 block of South Albany at roughly 12:19 a.m. Saturday, according to investigators.
Unknown criminals fired bullets at the victim as she was a passenger in a car before fleeing in an unknown location. Multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso were sustained by the victim, who was transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. According to police, she was later pronounced deceased.
In another incident, a 34-year-old male was found with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 2800 block of South Indiana at 2:27 a.m. Saturday. Multiple gunshot wounds were sustained by the victim, who was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
In the most recent deadly shooting, a 23-year-old man was killed and three others were injured. At approximately 3:20 pm Saturday in the 8600 block of South Damen.
A 39-year-old man was shot in the left leg and listed in good condition. An additional victim, 24 years old, was shot in the left leg and foot and also reported to be in good condition. The fourth victim, a 42-year-old man, sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was transported to the hospital in fair condition, police stated.
No arrest has been made as Area One detectives investigate the incident, reported NBC.