At Least 27 Shot New Year’s Weekend In Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago


At least 27 people were shot, four fatally, over a violent New Year’s weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

By 11:29 p.m. local time Sunday night ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times tallied four fatalities in the city over the holiday weekend. The first fatality occurred New Year’s Eve around 7 p.m. when 25-year-old Jorge Chavez was shot while on the sidewalk “in the 6000 block of South Kilbourn Avenue.” He died at the scene.

The next fatality took place shortly after 3 a.m. Friday when a 58-year-old man was shot while driving “in the 4700 block of South King Drive.” He crashed after being shot and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The third fatality of the holiday weekend occurred just after 5 p.m. Friday, when a 30-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting “in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street.”

The fourth fatality occurred Saturday night about 9:20 p.m. when another man was shot and killed while driving in the city. WGNTV reports that the man, a 29-year-old, was driving in “the 3100… (Read more)

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