Monday, June 22, 2015

Chiraq: 3 dead and at least 32 wounded over weekend

Father's Day weekend was bloody--and horrifying--in Chicago.

From Fox 32 Chicago:
Three men were killed — including a man who died shielding his mother from gunfire — and at least 32 others were wounded in weekend shootings as summer started in Chicago.

James Jones, 21, tried to protect his 46-year-old mother Alicia Jones on the front porch of their home when a gunman opened fire from a gangway about noon Saturday in the 8400 block of South Colfax, according to their family and authorities.

The man was dead at the scene, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. His mother was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn Saturday night.

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