Five were killed and 18 wounded in shootings in Chicago from Saturday through early Sunday morning.
The Windy City’s shooting stats continue to climb and could possibly be on pace to reach record numbers.
A 32-year-old male was fatally shot in the head at 3:03 a.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Another 32-year-old man was shot in the back in South Austin at 2:18 a.m., and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 19-year-old male and a 20-year-old male were also shot in the early morning hours on Sunday, and both pronounced dead at area hospitals.
Two others were wounded in a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway. The driver was shot and the passenger was grazed by a bullet at approximately 8:35 p.m. Saturday night.
According to statistics of Chicago’s shooting victims, 2,539 have been killed since the beginning of this year. The city’s total number of shooting fatalities was 2,988 from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.