Thursday, August 09, 2018

First person charged from Chicago's 74 weekend shootings

Over seventy people were shot last weekend in Chicago, despite last Thursday's anti-violence protest that closed Lake Shore Drive

Today it was announced that the first person was charged for one of those shootings.

There were 74 shootings over the weekend, 12 of them were fatal.

One person charged.


From NBC Chicago:
A man has been charged with shooting another man Saturday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Rick Franklin, 27, was charged with one felony count each of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and being an armed habitual criminal, according to a statement from Chicago police.

Franklin was “observed on video involved in a shooting” shortly before 3:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Madison, police said.

The victim, a 26-year-old man, was shot in the left foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

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