At least six men were killed and 23 people wounded in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday in Chicago.
According to CBS Chicago, the victims ranged in age from 22 to 35, and the shooting incidents occurred as far north as Belmont-Cragin Northwest Side and as far south as the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Delon Brandon, 25, was gunned down around 12:10 a.m. Monday in the most recent of the weekend's fatal shootings. CBS reports that Brandon was shot after an ex-boyfriend of a woman he was seeing showed up at a residence in the 4500 block of South Lavergne Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m.
Earlier in the weekend, Jerrell Butler, 26, was shot while standing on a sidewalk in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood just after 1 a.m. Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Butler's 32-year-old cousin was wounded in the same shooting incident, which police say was gang-related.
Gun violence has been on the rise in Chicago this year as compared to last, and it's made an impact felt even by city council members. According to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis, at least three murders or shootings have occurred within two city blocks of the various residences of 10 of the city's aldermen since June 2011.
As the Sun-Times points out, that's one out of five Chicago aldermen.
Earlier this month, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy described the city's crime-fighting efforts as a "day-by-day" matter and pointed out that the number of homicides in the city as of Sept. 8 was down this month, compared to the same month last year, according to the Tribune.
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