Gun-Controlled Chicago’s Bloody Labor Day Weekend Sees at Least 35 Shot, 7 of Them Killed

Chicago is experiencing a violent Labor Day weekend with at least 35 people shot and seven of them killed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

Two deadly shootings unfolded Sunday within just over 20 minutes. A 15-year-old boy named Dovantae Jackson was shot on the same block where he lived and was pronounced dead at the scene. . .

The previous day, two men were killed and three wounded after a shooter open fired at a group of people who were on the front porch of a home. Doctors pronounced the two dead at two separate hospitals.

A double shooting at Humboldt Park claimed the life of 18-year-old Angel Perez and wounded another man Saturday morning. Willie Coker was shot and killed early Saturday morning while he was outside with a group of people.

Overall, the city experienced a more violent weekend compared to this time last year. In 2018, Chicago’s Labor Day weekend saw four people killed and 23 people wounded. (Read more from “Gun-Controlled Chicago’s Bloody Labor Day Weekend Sees at Least 35 Shot, 7 of Them Killed” HERE)

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