Mass Shooting Hits Violent City – Again

( – A woman lost her life, and four others were injured in a drive-by mass shooting early Sunday morning in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The incident occurred just past 2 a.m. on West Washington Boulevard, near Pulaski Road, as reported by the Chicago police.

The woman who died was 40 years old and suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to the police. She was immediately taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity hasn’t been released by the authorities yet.

The four additional victims are in stable condition at Stroger and Mount Sinai hospitals, according to the police.

The victims include a 38-year-old woman shot in the buttocks; a 39-year-old man with an arm injury; a 38-year-old man shot in his thigh; and a 42-year-old man shot in his leg and foot.

One of the victims shared with the police that the shots were fired from inside a moving car.

No one has been taken into custody regarding the incident, as per the police.

The particular street where the shooting occurred is no stranger to gun violence. In 2021, it was the site of at least three separate shooting incidents, which resulted in injuries to four people.

In specific instances, on Aug. 6, 2021, a 4-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were injured. On July 24, 2021, a man named Kentrell Rocquemore lost his life on the same block, according to police records. Also, later that year, on Oct. 28, 2021, a man in his 30s was shot and injured on that street.

The 11th Police District, where this shooting happened, has sadly seen a 30% increase in murders compared to the previous year, based on police data. So far this year, until July 9, the District has witnessed the deaths of 48 people, as the statistics show. This is higher than last year’s tally during the same timeframe, where 37 people had been killed.

On a slightly positive note, shootings in the 11th District have decreased by 4% this year compared to the same period last year, with 150 reported cases as opposed to 156 in 2022, the data reveals.

Across the city, both shootings and murders have decreased by 8% compared to the same timeframe last year.