Chicago violence: 15 dead, including 1-year-old boy, killed in weekend shootings

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Another violent weekend was recorded in Chicago last weekend, resulting in 15 fatalities and 59 injuries, a report said.

One of the fatalities included a 1-year-old boy who was fatally shot and his mother injured in a shooting Saturday afternoon, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Sincere Gaston, the boy, was hit by a bullet in the chest on his way home from a laundromat with his mother, who was also grazed with a bullet.

Chicago Police Chief Fred Waller told Fox 6 Now that the family is “going through tremendous emotions and tremendous strife.” Authorities do not believe the shooting was random.

There is a $25,000 reward in the shooting by a new group called “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot.” NBC Chicago reported that the group is made up of local business owners.

“I am absolutely ecstatic that these business owners are standing behind me to support this initiative. We need to find this killer,” Earley Walker, the owner of W&W Towing, said.

The Sun-Times reported that four children were among the 59 shot in the city. Three of them died.

A 10-year-old girl was also fatally shot when she was struck by a stray bullet inside her uncle’s home in Logan Square. Preliminary information showed the gunfire came from a group of males who had been shooting at each other on the block, he said. No one was in custody Sunday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.