61 shot, 9 fatally, across Chicago Thanksgiving weekend

61 shot, 9 fatally, across Chicago Thanksgiving weekend

Two men killed about 10 minutes apart brought the Thanksgiving weekend tally to eight fatal shootings.

In all, at least 61 people were shot in attacks across the city over four-day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police.

Last year, 8 people were killed and 20 were wounded in shootings during the same holiday weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving.

The latest homicide happened at 2:03 p.m. Sunday in the Gresham neighborhood. An 18-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 8800 block of South Marshfield Avenue when someone fired at the vehicle from an SUV, police said. The SUV, described as being dark in color, was driven away from the scene, headed north on Marshfield. The 18-year-old suffered several shots to the chest and took himself to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name has not yet been released.

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About 10 minutes earlier, in East Garfield Park, a 37-year-old man had been shot dead, police said. Rickey J. King was with a group in the 3800 block of West Adams Street when someone across the street opened fire….

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