Bloodshed in US cities over holiday weekend, scores of civilians shot
Washington: Dozens of American citizens were shot dead in several cities during the Labor Day weekend in the United States, of which 15 people were killed. The holiday weekend saw incidents of gun violence in major US cities, including Philadelphia and Chicago.
According to Chicago police, seven people were killed and at least 44 injured in shooting incidents between Friday night and Saturday night. ABC 7 Chicago reported that around 6:30 p.m., multiple assailants ambushed and shot a 24-year-old man in the back while standing on the sidewalk. That same evening, four men fired 45 rounds at a 15-year-old pedestrian in South Chicago. 2 rounds hit him in the back while the boy has been admitted to the hospital.
A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest on the north side of Chicago just after midnight Saturday and died at a hospital, police said. A 22-year-old man was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center a few hours later and died of multiple gunshot wounds. A 28-year-old man was shot and killed during an altercation at a gas station in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. According to law enforcement agencies, a man was shot dead after a dispute at a house around 11:00 p.m. Saturday. No arrests have been made so far.