By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, CBS broadcast reports that coronavirus lockdown has done nothing to slow citywide violence.
Two have been killed, and seven have been wounded in Chicago shootings that occurred in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 8. This was reported by NBC Chicago on April 8 at 8:17 pm. The outbreak of violence came after what has been reported as the city’s most violent day in recent history. This surge in violence comes in the midst of a shelter-in-place order for the state of Illinois.
A 15-year-old boy was among the dead in Wednesday shootings. The boy was near South Kilbourn Avenue at the time of the incident. Someone opened fire. Gunfire hit him in the abdomen and the leg. This citing the Chicago police. He was transported to Mount Sinai hospital. There he was pronounced dead.
Among the dead was also a 26-year-old man. He and a woman, also age 26, were driving at approximately 3:24pm in the 1100 block of West 47th Street. Someone opened fire on them from a nearby vehicle. The man was struck multiple times. The woman was wounded. They were both transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center. There the man was pronounced dead.
NBC reported that non-fatal victims included a 16-year-old male who was wounded in a shooting in West Garfield Park. The boy had been walking in the 3800 block of West Lake Street. He was in the area at approximately 3:22pm. He heard shots and felt pain, citing the police. He was shot in the leg. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. As of this reporting, he was in good condition.
Citing NBC, the remaining non-fatal victims were over the age of 18.
The Chicago Tribune also reported the Wednesday killings. Then, within the last hour the Chicago Tribune reported that a male victim was fatally wounded. The male victim is, as of this reporting, unidentified. His murder occurred early on Thursday. He was murdered in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, citing Chicago police.
The incident occurred shortly after 11:30 am on Thursday morning. Officers reported to the 300 block of North Pulaski Road. The male victim had been shot in the upper back. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Police are reported to still be investigating the incident. No one has been arrested. This was reported by Deanese Williams-Harris at Chicago Tribune’s crime desk on Thursday at 2:55pm.
Deanese Williams-Harris also reported Wednesday incidents. Her report states that eight of the shootings happened within the span of an hour. The Chicago Tribune account of the story was posted on Thursday at 9:34am.
CBS Local reported the seven killings and 14 wounded on Tuesday as a spike in gun violence. This occurred as Chicago saw seasonally high temperatures. These temperatures prompted people to come outdoors, despite the shelter-in-place restrictions on the city. Gun violence spiked with the increase in public activity. The violent surge appears to have continued as a rising trend for Wednesday and Thursday.