Chicago is experiencing its warmest weather in months.

And unfortunately that often means a rise in gun violence.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 3 are dead and at least 17 were wounded throughout the city overnight; including a fatal shooting literally across the street from the UIC police department.

From the Tribune:

All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The conditions of two of them, 19 and 21, were stabilized at the hospital, Greer said. The third man, 19-year-old Tytrell Jackson, was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 12:10 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 6800 block of South Cornell Avenue, in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:53 a.m. The medical examiner’s office identified him as Darrin Rodgers, of the 6800 block of South Cornell.

About 1:20 a.m., gunfire claimed another life, this time in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


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