5 killed, 11 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago

5 killed, 11 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago

[Ed. – City with some of the strictest gun control laws in the country]

At least five people were killed and another 11 were wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago, bringing to more than 50 the number of people shot in the city over the holiday weekend so far, according to police.

Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours, one of them a 16-year-old boy who was killed as he hid under a car in an alley in Gresham Saturday night, according to authorities.

Police said the boy was holding a gun, and that officers also recovered guns in three of the other shootings. In the fifth incident, a man in Rogers Park was killed after he claimed to have a gun but did not, according to authorities.

Among other fatal shootings since Saturday:

— A 19-year-old man was killed as he drove in the Uptown neighborhood around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

The driver was with another man and a woman and were on their way to meet another woman when shots were fired at their Malibu at Montrose Avenue and Malden Street, police said, citing preliminary information.

The Malibu sped off west on Montrose and stopped at Paulina Street — about two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home — and flagged down a police officer, according to authorities.

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