The weather this weekend not only dampered the Air & Water Show spectacle on the lakefront, it cooled the rage down on the streets. We were fortunate because the weekend violence kicked off Friday with more speed than an F/A-18 Super Hornet off a carrier launch pad.
The final statistics for Friday @ noon through Monday @ 6:00 a.m. were 4 killed, 36 wounded across the city.
As usual, while we have no affiliation, all crime stats used by the Chicago Journal can be found at HeyJackass.com.
As we mentioned up top, Friday night's violence had everyone anticipating some very large numbers for the rest of the weekend.
By dawn on Saturday morning there had been 22 people shot, including two separate mass shooting incidents in which 5 people were wounded in each incident.
There were two shootings in Chicago last night in which 5 people were struck in each incident, authorities said. One of the ten victims has died, an additional three victims are in critical condition, and six more were injured.#ChicagoScanner #Chicago https://t.co/bVoLcXsHp8— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) August 20, 2022
That type of start usually doesn't bode well for the remainder but, again, we were fortunate to be blessed with some heavy rains and unseasonably cool temperatures for a mid-August weekend.
Still, there were more stories to tell.
Also early Saturday morning, a man armed with a double barrel shotgun shot two people during a robbery spree in Rogers Park. Read more at CWBChicago.
A man armed with a double-barrel shotgun shot 2 people during a 15-minute robbery spree in Rogers Park on Saturday morning, police say.https://t.co/g7hyuj2Pq9— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) August 22, 2022
Also, a man was arrested after he allegedly sexually abused a 6-year-old boy in the old Rock 'N Roll McDonald's.
A man is in custody after he allegedly sexually abused a 6-year-old boy inside a restroom at the old Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's yesterday evening.https://t.co/DutOmJK5AS— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) August 21, 2022
There were two six-year-old's shot last week. The second happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening in the Englewood neighborhood.
As we also mentioned in that update, that second six-year-old was the 12th child aged 16-and-under to have been shot last week.
Since 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, eleven kids 16 and under have been shot. Two of those eleven are dead. A total of 58 people have been shot in the same timeframe. Nine of those 58 people have been killed. Enjoy the weekend.https://t.co/jSfj8fRBqg— Chicago Journal (@chicagojournal) August 19, 2022
Later that night, around 11:45 p.m. on the 600 block of W. 89th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot and killed. About 45 minutes later, on the 4700 block of S. Union, a 21-year-old male was shot multiple times with over 40 shell casings found on scene.
But it's not just shootings that are violent, though the following incident doesn't count toward the final statistics.
#ChicagoScanner #Chicago#CPD requesting EMS— WindyCity Weather and News (@WindyCityWxMan) August 21, 2022
2347 N Harding/3917 W Fullerton
Male was pushed out of a 2nd story window
at the back of the Fullerton Hotel
landed head first, critical, face down, barely breathing
Male Hispanic all black clothing with white headphones fled scene pic.twitter.com/jAlbs564kw
But sorry for the interruption, Mr. Lincoln Park man.
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