Monday proved to be another bloody day in the Windy City, where 16 people were shot in an 11-hour period. Five were killed and 11 wounded, according to the Chicago Tribune. You can read about the tragic details relating to the victims and their families there. The publication noted that the city had gone almost two days without a shooting; this violently shattered that calm.
Sixteen people were shot in an 11-hour period Monday, including two along a Safe Passage route in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities.
The shootings – from Cragin on the Northwest Side to Roseland on the Far South Side – left five dead. Those shot ranged in age from 16 to 56. Several survivors were left in critical condition.
The burst of shootings came after no one was reported shot in the city through most of the day Sunday into early Monday
At least 228 people have been shot in January, 37 of them fatally.
In the first ten days of the New Year, more than 100 people were shot in Chicago. Given this recent string of shootings, we shouldn’t expect them to slow down any time soon.