Another brutal weekend: 40 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago gun violence

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MyFoxChicago: A man was killed and at least 39 other people — including an 81-year-old woman — were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Sunday.
About midnight Saturday, Ronnie Montgomery, 24, was found on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of West Hastings, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He had been shot in the chest and shoulder. Montgomery, of the 700 block of West Marquette, was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The 81-year-old great-grandmother, Iola Burress, was shot about 5 p.m. Friday, just minutes after viewing the body of her recently deceased daughter at a South Side funeral home. Iola Burress, 81, survived being shot four times, relatives told the Sun-Times. Her 34-year-old grandson, Sylvester Burress, was also shot in the drive-by attack in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
“It’s very hard right now because we’re trying to bury her daughter and assist her and then this happens today during the wake,” said Yolanda McBride, Burress’s granddaughter, on Friday. McBride’s mother, Laverne Burress, 60, is the daughter the 81-year-old was mourning. On Saturday, relatives said Iola Burress had to miss her daughter’s funeral.
Chicago Police said that Iola Burress and her grandson were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when they were shot by someone who was in a passing white SUV.
The grandmother, who suffers from dementia, was shot in the right wrist and abdomen, while her grandson was shot in the hip, police said. They were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Both were released on Saturday, relatives told the Sun-Times.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Englewood.
About 12:20 p.m., a 22-year-old man was outside in the 400 block of West 65th Place when someone walked up and shot him in the right arm, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
At least 36 other people have been shot across the city since 1:55 p.m. Friday.
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0 responses to “Another brutal weekend: 40 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago gun violence

  1. Ditto Anonymous. Question: Why is Jade Helm taking place in the south and southwest? Seems to me they should be practicing their war games in Chicago.

     
  2. Lance Jackson

    Chicago and other majority negro cities will need jumbotron screens as drivers enter the city displaying the daily real time body counts. It would be called a conceal carry travel advisory

     
  3. As a former resident of the ” Windy City ” , can’t help but notice and laugh at it . All the debauchery is on the S. Side ….Not a lot of fair skinned people are stupid enough to live there………Jefferson Park was my area , Addison and Harlem ……Nice and white

     
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  5. There is no such thing a “gun violence”. Guns are inanimate objects and therefore incapable of doing anything. As a matter of fact, the Catholic Church condemned blaming inanimate objects for evil as Heresy over a thousand years ago!

     

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