'Surreal': 56 Shot, 12 Killed Over Weekend in Chicago

In Baltimore, 32 people were shot during the holiday stretch
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by jerrymac
Posted May 26, 2015 12:48 PM CDT
'Surreal': 56 Shot, 12 Killed Over Chicago Weekend
File photo of Chicago police at a crime scene.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The long holiday weekend proved especially violent in two big US cities:

  • In Chicago, police say 56 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, from Friday through Monday, reports the Tribune. The wounded include 4-year-old Jacele Johnson, who got hit while riding in her family's SUV about 8pm Friday, reports the Sun-Times. She was struck in the head when another vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire. Her 17-year-old cousin also was injured, and both remain hospitalized.

  • In Baltimore, 32 people were shot over the Memorial Day weekend, reports the Baltimore Sun. The victims include a 9-year-old boy who got hit in the leg before 9pm last night, an "unintentional victim," say police. At least two of the city's shooting victims have died.
"It's surreal," says a Chicago woman trained in CPR who ran to help a man who got shot in her Englewood neighborhood. "But you can never get used to this, at all. You know, you can't." (Read more Chicago stories.)

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