Chicago Violence: At Least 27 People Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend

At Least 27 People Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago

At least 27 people were shot, two fatally, over the long weekend in Chicago, and police are blaming gang violence for more than half of the incidents.

Between noon on Saturday and noon on Sunday, at least 22 people were shot in the city, the Chicago Tribune reports. One of those wounded was a woman who was eight months pregnant.

"Fortunately, she only suffered a graze wound," Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis told the Tribune. "But it could have been much worse."

The violence continued through Memorial Day into early Tuesday morning, when five more people were shot in separate incidents. One of those wounded died from his injuries early Tuesday.

The Tribune reports that no one is in custody for any of the shootings.

On Sunday, Weis told reporters that half of the 15 separate shootings appear to be gang-related, including the 19-year-old's murder. He also said several victims refused to cooperate with police "which makes the job of our detectives ... far more difficult," he told the Tribune.

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