CHICAGO, IL – A wave of gun violence swept across Chicago over the weekend, leaving two dead and 44 injured, according to local law enforcement. The city’s downtown area was particularly affected, with eight people wounded in a single incident early Sunday morning.
The shooting occurred around 2:40 a.m. near West Erie Street and North Orleans Street in the River North district. Emergency services came to the scene and found three individuals with gunshot wounds. Two men and a 43-year-old woman were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, officials reported.
Chicago police later confirmed that the total number of victims from this incident was eight. The remaining five victims, two women aged 23 and 27, and three men aged 25, 27, and 32, were transported to local hospitals. Initial reports suggested they were in good condition.
In a separate incident, two individuals were critically injured in a domestic dispute that escalated into gun violence. The incident took place in an Auburn Gresham home on the South Side, just under an hour before the downtown shooting. A 33-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were arguing when the man brandished a firearm. The woman managed to gain control of the weapon and shot the man in the chest and back. Both were listed in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Later in the day, a 30-year-old man was shot in the chest in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood. He managed to transport himself to Ingalls Memorial Hospital. At this hospital, he was reported to be in critical condition. Police arrested a person of interest and recovered a weapon from the scene.
On Saturday, a woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. Investigations into all incidents are ongoing.
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