Another weekend of shootings in Chicago had claimed six lives and wounded dozens more as of Sunday evening, police said. The shootings occurred from late Friday afternoon through Sunday across the city. About 40 people suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds in just 22 incidents during the weekend, according to a Tribune tally.Two people were killed in shootings from Saturday night into Sunday morning. Police officials on Sunday were still compiling a list of confirmed shootings and victims during the hectic overnight period that saw officers in some districts racing from one shooting to another.
One fatality, a 16-year-old boy, died after being shot on the porch of his Southwest Side home about 8 p.m. Saturday, police said. Joseph Briggs, of the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street, was pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Also killed overnight was Donnell Smith, 50, who was shot in the stomach about 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. Smith, of the 8100 block of South Talman Avenue, was first taken to Jackson Park Hospital before being transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 10:11 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
It's a good thing Chicago has tough gun laws. Otherwise, someone might get shot.