According to CBS News Chicago, the victims ranged in age from 16 to 72 years old.
Tragically, one of the incidents resulted in the loss of a 27-year-old man's life. The shooting occurred on Wednesday evening at the 2500 block of West 63rd Street, where the victim sustained gunshot wounds to his head and body. Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital.
In another alarming incident, a group of teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, were walking along a sidewalk when shots were fired from a passing vehicle just after midnight on Thursday. Although all of them sustained gunshot wounds, they were reported to be in stable condition after being transported to various hospitals.
The violence continued to escalate throughout the weekend. On Friday, two of the ten individuals shot were left in critical condition. Similarly, on Sunday, two more victims were in critical condition. Notably, a 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to his hand refused to provide any information about the incident.
These distressing events shed light on the ongoing issue of gun violence in Chicago. However, the city's mayor, Brandon Johnson, has drawn criticism for his response to the crisis. Shortly after assuming office, Johnson controversially announced that he would not allocate additional funding to the police force.
Moreover, in August, he made headlines when he stated that it was "not appropriate" to label groups of teenagers engaged in criminal behavior as "mobs." Johnson argued that there is a historical context to consider and that referring to these young individuals as "baby Al Capones" was inappropriate.