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IL – GUN CRIME – At Least 50 People Shot, 10 Killed In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago (VIDEO)

At least 50 people had been shot, and 10 of them had been killed, so far this weekend in Chicago as of Sunday evening. Among those wounded in shootings this weekend were two police officers, along a suspect whom a third officer shot, in Homan Square. Meanwhile, one man was killed and four others were injured in a mass shooting Sunday at a pancake house dining tent in Morgan Park. The police-involved incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Polk Street, near Spaulding Avenue, when officers were conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description from a person with a gun call. Officers saw a gun in the car from the outside, police said. They told the man to get out, but he refused and locked himself in, and officers broke the windows. There was a struggle, and the two officers were shot. A third officer on the scene shot the suspect. The suspect was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to CPD. The officers were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Video showed one of the officers being pulled out of a squad car and onto a stretcher outside the hospital. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, one of the officers was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, and the other, who was in serious condition at last check, was still being treated as of 5:30 p.m. but was expected to recover. The mass shooting in Morgan Park happened around 2 p.m., an hour before closing, at the Lumes Pancake House at 11601 S. Western Ave. The five adults were shot as they ate outside under a tent the restaurant had set up, according to the police and fire departments. Earlier reports had said six people were shot, but police later said it was five people.  [full article]

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