Monday, August 27, 2012
At least nine people were killed and 28 others wounded in a spate of shootings since Friday night in Chicago, according to local reports.
The most recent shooting death occurred on Sunday afternoon in the city’s South Side, where a 19-year-old was shot from a passing vehicle, according to the Sun-Times Media Wire. The man died in the hospital after the 2:50 p.m. (3:50 p.m. ET) shooting, the Sun-Times Media Wire reported.
At least 17 people were shot, one fatally, from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday alone, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In the midst of the violence, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy defended his department’s anti-violence strategy.
“We’re not winning, we’re not losing. We’re basically treading water,” McCarthy said on Saturday. He said that in the month of August, “we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them.”