Shootings across the city of Chicago this past weekend have left seven people dead and another 52 people wounded.
One of the most recent shootings occurred in the city’s Austin neighborhood. Investigators placed down several evidence markers Sunday night on Bloomingdale Avenue near Central Avenue. That’s where police said two men walked up to another man sitting in a parked car and started shooting.
The 21-year-old man was shot twice and rushed to the hospital where he later died. Another woman was injured, but was treated and released.
The shooting was one of multiple that took place over the past weekend, including two mass shootings in one police district.
One, a drive-by in Douglas Park that wounded seven people and another in the 1800-block of South Kildare Avenue where one person died and eight others injured.
nvestigators believe the shooting Kildare Avenue stemmed from a basketball game earlier in the day where police recovered three weapons and had been forced to disperse the crowd, which only reassembled after they left.
Demetrius Flowers, 33, was killed in the incident.
“It’s got to stop,” said Keith Flowers, the victim’s father. “This senseless killing has got to stop. These kids are dying in the streets and now my son has become one of the statistics.”
Monday morning, Chicago police released audio of the shooting.