In the Saturday and Sunday preceding Labor Day, 24 people were shot across Chicagoland, two fatally.
Jeffrey Smith, 38, of the 5100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was found dead in the driver's seat of his vehicle parked near Warren Elementary School around 3 a.m. Sunday, CBS Chicago reports.
About two hours later, 45-year-old Yolanda Holmes was found shot to death in her Uptown apartment at Broadway and Montrose, according to WLS. A man with lacerations to his face was also in the apartment, but no one is in custody in connection with Holmes' or Smith's shootings.
Twenty four people were injured in shootings around the city, including a robbery attempt in River North where a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg, and an apparently gang-related shooting in Belmont Craigin that left a 22-year-old in critical condition, authorities told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, four people, including an 11-year-old girl, were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a family party in Pill Hill on Chicago's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports. The girl suffered a graze wound to the left calf, a 51-year-old woman was wounded in the buttocks, an 18-year-old man was struck in the right elbow and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the back. All were hospitalized, but were listed in good condition by 3 a.m. Monday.
Not included in this weekend's tally was the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jalen Stogner Friday afternoon. The teen was shot in the back in front of a laundromat on the South Side after an altercation with another man in the parking lot escalated to violence.
At least seven people were wounded in shootings citywide Friday evening into early Saturday in Chicago, NBC Chicago reports.
Earlier Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced that 50 federal agents will be joining Chicago police and the Department of Justice to expand the city's violence reduction initiative. Emanuel and McCarthy say the new initiative has already been effective in two of Chicago's most crime-ridden police districts.
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