After seven people — including a pregnant woman and her unborn child — were fatally shot and 13 others were wounded on Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about his contempt for the gun violence that has gripped Chicago.
“Seven people shot and killed yesterday in Chicago. What is going on there — totally out of control. Chicago needs help!” Trump wrote on Thursday.
As officials take measures to curb the violence on the streets, the bloodshed has brought trauma to the lives of thousands of people in the city. Here’s a snapshot of the violence that erupted on Wednesday.
7 lives lost in a single day
7:26 a.m.: 2700 block of South Central Park Ave.
Police on Chicago’s South Side responded to a call from a family member of an unresponsive 60-year-old man who was bleeding on the floor of his home garage. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds to the back, neck and mouth, police said. The investigation is ongoing; no one is in custody.
7:35 p.m.: 900 block East 133rd St.
Police found a 44-year-old man bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No one is in custody.
8:15 p.m.: 7600 block of South Champlain Ave.
Wilteeah Jones, her unborn baby and her boyfriend were killed on the South Side, police said. Jones’ 20-year-old boyfriend was fatally shot in the neck while sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, police said. Jones’ body was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side on a sidewalk, police said. It is unknown how far along in the pregnancy Jones was. The couple was transported to Stroger Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
8:35 p.m.: 11400 block of South Ada St.
A 31-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene of the shooting in the city’s South Side after he was fatally shot in the head and back. Police said a person of interest is being questioned.
8:50 p.m.: 9100 block of South Emerald St.
A 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk when an occupant in a dark-colored sedan fired shots. The victim was transported to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from wounds to his head and back. No one is in custody, police said.
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SOURCE: CNN, Azadeh Ansari