Authorities said on Tuesday that two shootings in Chicago within hours of each other caused multiple injuries, including a 2-year-old boy who was shot and killed in a road rage incident.
The Chicago Police Department said that the child was injured in the temple on the right when he was in a vehicle driving north on Lakeshore Boulevard at noon. Witnesses said they heard gunfire and the car crashed within a short distance.
The police said a female passenger got out of the car with her child and was taken to the hospital by an “unidentified citizen”. The child is classified as critically ill.
Investigators found a pistol and multiple cartridge cases at the scene. Police said the second vehicle involved in the shooting fled the scene.
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It is not clear what caused this dispute.
On Monday night, seven people were shot dead in the escalating fighting in the southern district of the city. When the shots were exchanged, gunfire broke out at about 11:10 in the evening.
A 39-year-old woman suffered injuries to her abdomen and left arm. Police said a 28-year-old man was shot dead in his torso and a 44-year-old man was shot dead in his right arm.
Other victims include two men aged 34 and 21 with gunshot wounds to their right foot, and an 18-year-old man with injuries to his left arm and left foot. A 31-year-old man walked into the hospital, was shot in the leg and was in good physical condition.
No one was arrested in the two shootings.
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These incidents occurred after a bloody weekend, when 34 people were shot and killed across the city and 8 people were killed that weekend. In addition to the surge in gun violence, city leaders are also struggling to deal with the recent incident in which the police killed a 13-year-old boy in a chase.
Adam Toledo was shot by a police officer on March 29 and responded to a call about the shooting. The authorities said they recovered the gun from the boy. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Lori Lightfoot) has promised to detain anyone responsible for holding guns to Toledo.