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Over 40 Shot Over the Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

At least 40 people were shot, five fatally, over the weekend in Chicago. Breitbart News reported over 25 people being shot, four fatally, Friday into Sunday morning alone. Three of those four earliest fatalities happened Saturday, with the fourth occurring around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

The fourth fatality came as 25-year-old Lavell Mathis was walking in a vacant lot “in the 4900 block of West Madison Street.” Another man approached him, drew a gun, and opened fire, hitting Mathis multiple times. Mathis died from his gunshot wounds.

On Sunday night, CBS 2 reported that a fifth fatality occurred at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. A 24-year-old man was shot in the back “in the 7800 block of South Carpenter Street in Auburn Gresham.” He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.

At 11:51 p.m. on Sunday night, CBS 2 noted 38 people had been shot over the weekend, five fatally. On Monday morning, the Chicago Sun-Times reported the weekend total was at 43 shooting victims.

The Chicago Tribune reports that 3,560 people were shot in Chicago from January 1, 2020 to November 4, 2020. The Tribune’s numbers include fatal and non-fatal shooting victims combined.

As for fatalities alone, the Tribune reports 658 homicides in Lightfoot’s Chicago from January 1, 2020 to November 4, 2020.