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Weekend Violence Wrap-Up for August 5 - August 7

When it wasn't raining these last few days it was HOT, and regular followers of Chicago violence know what that means (HINT: It's not good). There were 9 killed, 48 wounded for the weekend.

Update: Two late reports brought the final numbers up to 9 killed, 48 wounded for the weekend.

Rain, rain, go away...
Come again another day...

The same could be said for bullets, of course, but it was not this weekend. Then again, without that rain, the below numbers would have almost certainly been a whole lot higher.

Because when it wasn't raining these last few days it was HOT, and regular followers of Chicago violence know what that means (HINT: It's not good). A rise in the mercury tends to equal a rise in the anger in the blood and, as always when it's hot, a lot of blood is spilled into the streets as a result.

This weekend was no different.

With 9 killed and 48 wounded, it makes this weekend the third most violent for the weekend historically, falling behind last year's bloodbath and only barely losing out to 2016 by 1 gunshot victim. At least, those are the numbers since HeyJackass.com has been publishing their statistics. Which, again, while we have no affiliation, all crime stats used by the Chicago Journal can be found at HeyJackass.com, which is the best site for such things in the city.

Below are a curated selection of incidents that happened this weekend. We'll continue to highlight more stories we find throughout the day.

The first homicide of the weekend did not occur until shortly after 2:00 a.m. early Saturday morning. A man was shot and killed on the Red Line near the 79th Street station, which we outlined here:

That incident prompted more calls from leadership that they were going to increase police presence on the CTA, as there's been a significant rise in violence on Chicago's CTA trains and buses: More police promised for Chicago trains after fatal shooting

A little over an hour later, a violent shoot-out took place in the Loop on the 400 block of S. Clark Street. CWBChicago highlighted the incident below:

You can also view the video itself on HeyJackass.com's Odysee page:

About 5:15 a.m. that same morning, a 30-year-old man was shot and killed in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's west side:

Saturday afternoon, shortly before 2:00 p.m. a 41-year-old male was shot and killed in the 2600 block of S. Tripp in the Little Village neighborhood:

A bizarre incident occurred Saturday afternoon in which a 45-year-old party bus driver struck 15 parked cars. ABC7 Chicago has more:

While it's technically outside of the time for the weekend, Chicago Police announced on Sunday that they're looking for a man who pushed another man onto the CTA tracks on Friday morning. You can view the video below here:

Shortly after midnight overnight between Sunday and Monday, a 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were walking in the Albany Park neighborhood when two unidentified men approached on foot and began shooting:


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