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4/22/2014 (2 years ago)

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45 people were shot; nine people died from their injuries

With 36 people wounded, and nine people dead, it was one of the most violent Easter weekends in Chicago within recent memory. Far more shocking was the fact that six young children were among those injured. Gang violence remains prevalent on Chicago's windy streets, and for the weekend's 48 hours, that reality was brought home with brute force.

Five of the six children wounded, aged from 11 to 15 years, were shot during a drive-by shooting Sunday night.

Five of the six children wounded, aged from 11 to 15 years, were shot during a drive-by shooting Sunday night.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/22/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Chicago, drive-by shootings, gang violence


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Five of the six children wounded, aged from 11 to 15 years, were shot during a drive-by shooting Sunday night. The suspected assailant reportedly asked if the children were members of a particular street gang.

The children were reportedly walking home after playing in the park at a nearby elementary school on South Michigan Avenue when a car pulled up and someone inside asked if they were in a gang.

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According to a relative of one of the children, when they were asked if they were part of a criminal gang, they said no before someone inside the vehicle started shooting.

"I thought it was firecrackers but I saw everyone running," witness Kimyana Bryant told reporters. "My mom ran over to us. I was trying to get all the kids from the park. I brought them over here so they could be in the house with us." Investigators found 23 shell casings at the scene.

The five children were taken to local hospitals. All are expected to survive.

The sixth, a 15-year-old girl, was shot while riding in a vehicle in what appears to be a separate gang-related incident.

The victim in this instance was in a car driving in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood heading southbound when the vehicle stopped at the intersection at West Wabansia Avenue.

As the vehicle stopped at the intersection, three male subjects walked across the intersection and flashed gang signs. As the car drove off, one of the males started firing at the vehicle, hitting the 15-year-old girl in the back. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Chicago has been plagued by gang-related violence in recent years. As many as 85 people have been murdered so far in the still-young year of 2014. The city recorded 431 homicides last year. That figure was an improvement from 2012, when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500.

One incident that stands out over the course of the past weekend was when a Cook County Sheriff's Office corrections officer fatally shot his wife, also a Chicago police officer, before shooting himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

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