9 Murders in Chicago Over the Weekend, Nobody in Custody

Nine people were killed in Chicago over the weekend, including a 7-year-old girl, with no one in custody for any of the murders. The girl and her 6-year-old sister were struck by gunshots in the city’s Belmont Central neighborhood on Sunday afternoon while they were being placed in the back seat of a vehicle by their mother. While the older sister was pronounced dead, the younger one “is fighting for her life at this time” at a hospital, Brian McDermott, the chief of patrol for the Chicago Police Department (CPD), told reporters during a briefing. “To say that I am sad and outraged would be an understatement. I can only hope that every resident of the city is as angry, saddened, and outraged, as I am at this at this time. Too many young people have lost their lives to senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago,” he added. …

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