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Mother’s Day Weekend In Chicago Turns Violent Leaving 9 Dead And 41 Injured


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CHICAGO — Despite calls for a peaceful Mother’s Day weekend, police say at least nine people were killed and 41 others injured across Chicago since Friday evening.

Among the dead, a 51-year-old man was stabbed to death during an attempted robbery. The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Monday near 45th and Drexel in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

On Sunday, 16-year-old Nathan Hicks was shot in the 3400 block of West Arthington  Street.  Someone stepped out of a car and shot him multiple times in the chest.

Keon Lewis was shot to death while driving his car on north Lake Shore Drive early Sunday.

And late Saturday, 58-year-old Andres Rivera was shot to death while eating dinner at his kitchen table in the 5200 block of South Kolin Avenue.

“For a mother to wake up and her son is dead on Mother’s Day. You know that is very disturbing. It hurts. It’s painful,” said community activist Andrew Holmes. “For a mother to carry a child for nine months, and it only takes seconds to take her child’s life, no matter how old that baby is, that mother’s going through a lot.”

Police say they have made no arrests in any of the weekend shootings.  This was the most violent weekend in seven months.

Source: WGN TV

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