Violent weekend leaves 8 dead in Chicago

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 6:48 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police are investigating a series of weekend shootings that left at least eight people dead and 44 injured — including five children who were hurt Sunday evening when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they played outside.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports two teenagers — 16 and 18 — were among those who died during the weekend. The two were found shot to death inside a South Side apartment Saturday. And aChicago Police officer and her husband, a Cook County Sherriff's correctional officer, were found shot to death in what appeared to be a murder-suicide.

The shootings came after multiple were people were killed and more than two dozen were wounded during the previous weekend.

The figures count shootings from 6 p.m. Friday until midnight Monday morning.

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