Twenty-three people were shot Monday in Chicago, marking a violent start to the week and surpassing the gun violence totals of the entire weekend prior.
A 5-year-old boy shot in Roseland and three teenagers were among the day’s victims.
The boy was playing with an iPad on a couch about 7:30 p.m. inside a home in the 200 block of West 115th Street when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots toward the residence, Chicago police said. He was rushed from the home and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
In Lawndale on the West Side, two teenage girls were among four people who were wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened about 4:40 p.m. near Pulaski Road and Lexington Street, Chicago police said. The girls, 16 and 17, were grazed on their legs. They were in good condition and refused medical attention. (Read more from “Crime-Ridden Chicago: 23 People Shot in Just One Day” HERE)