BREITBART — High temperatures helped raise the number of weekend casualties in Chicago up to 51 wounded and seven killed, topping the number from the same weekend in both 2015 and 2014.
Between about Friday noon and early Monday morning, Chicago’s temperatures exceeded 85 degrees with high humidity. That caused residents of the usually ‘Windy City’ to endure sweltering conditions.
On Friday, the city saw three killed from the city’s incessant gang warfare. But it was Saturday that saw the worst bloodletting, even as only one was killed. There were twenty eight shootings with one death, with many of the incidents featuring multiple victims.
There were two victims in a 12:40 AM shooting in Garfield Park, two at 1 AM in West Ridge, four victims at a shooting in Morgan Park, two more in a second Garfield Park shooting, three in Englewood just before 7 PM, and two victims at 11 PM in West Town.
Sunday saw slightly fewer shootings, but far more deaths — 20 shootings with three dead. One shooting saw the death of a 55-year-old man who was shot multiple times while attending a birthday party in Garfield Park. Two others were wounded in the same incident.