At least four teens, some as young as 14, were victims of Chicago’s weekend violence that saw 35 people shot and half a dozen killed, according to media reports.
A total of 35 people were struck by gunfire between Friday and Sunday and six were killed during the bloody 3-day period, according to CBS Chicago. Antwon Winters, 14, was struck fatally by a bullet in the chest during a Friday quadruple shooting, the local outlet reported.
A 15-year-old was shot in the leg, another 14-year-old was shot in the toe and a third teen, 15, was grazed by a bullet in the face, according to CBS Chicago. A 42-year-old man was killed after he was reportedly ambushed and gunned down while taking a smoke break, the local outlet reported.
Another male, 30, was shot a total of nine times in the torso and later pronounced dead at a local hospital, CBS Chicago reported. A 22-year-old woman died after being shot in the leg and buttocks, according to the local outlet.
Another 42-year-old was shot to death in the back and chest during the weekend, CBS Chicago reported.
The Department of Justice expanded Operation Legend, a program to combat and prevent violent crime in some of America’s major cities through the use of federal authorities, to Chicago on July 22, according to a press release. An early September announcement revealed that 103 people were charged with felonies for firearms, drugs and other violent crimes, the Justice Department wrote.
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