The Chicago Police Department over the weekend recorded 26 shooting victims, including five who have been pronounced dead.
Police recorded 21 total weekend shooting incidents between Friday, April 16, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 11:59 p.m.
Shooting victims include a 7-year-old girl named Jaslyn Adams who was shot to death Sunday at a McDonald’s drive-thru with her 29-year-old father, Jontae Adams, who has been hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.
“I am heartbroken and angered that a 7-year-old child was killed this afternoon on Chicago’s West Side,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a Sunday tweet. “This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children’s lives short cannot go on.”
In another Sunday drive-thru shooting, a 33-year-old man was shot in the left leg while a 19-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen at Popeye’s. Both victims have been hospitalized, and the woman remains in critical condition, according to Fox 32 Chicago.
A 17-year-old girl is in fair condition after two males exited a vehicle and shot her in the head Sunday while she was riding in a separate vehicle on the Lower West Side, ABC 7 Chicago reported.
Jawon L. Ward, 18, was shot dead at a Lawndale business where the shooter opened fire; an unidentified 44-year-old woman was also shot and wounded, according to the outlet.
Four men ages 22, 43, 37 and 38 were shot in two separate Sunday drive-by shootings; the 43-year-old was pronounced dead after being transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital, ABC 7 reported.
Verico Veal, 25, was fatally shot Saturday in Mogran Park on Far South Side, and an unidentified 33-year-old was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday in the West Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
In addition to the five who died from gunshot wounds, an 18-year-old female victim died after suspect Andre Thurman, 18, allegedly stabbed her on Saturday evening before police took him into custody, according to the Chicago PD.