Even Father’s Day didn’t encourage a cease fire in the Chicago gun violence over the weekend. There were a reported 27 people shot, of which two died. The string of shootings on the city’s west side started Friday and lasted until midnight Monday. Police say they have not yet confirmed that the shootings are related.
Just after midnight on Friday, a dark-colored sedan opened fire on a 28-year-old man, shooting him in the back. The victim was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Midnight Sunday brought the death of 17-year-old Brandon Peterson, who was standing in a group when he was shot in the head and killed.