At least seven people have been killed over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago and 31 others have been wounded.
Chicago police said a 22-year-old man was found dead at 1:26 p.m. in the 4500-block of South Whipple, making it the seventh homicide of the holiday weekend. Police were not able to determine if the man was shot or suffered a knife wound to the chest.
In another shooting Monday morning, one man was killed and another wounded in the 6800-block of South Emerald Street in the Englewood neighborhood at about 9:32 a.m., police said. A 24-year-old man was transported to Christ Hospital where he was pronounced dead and a 26-year-old was transported to Stroger Hospital with a graze wound to the head and a wound to his right thigh.
A SWAT team was called in to search a home in the area. Police were seen taking two people into custody.
Crisis responder Dawn Valenti of the group Chicago survivors said she will spend the day consoling families and she is bracing for more violence.
"By the minute it has already been busy unfortunately it's what, 10 o'clock in the morning? I have been out here since 8 o'clock. In the streets responding to homicides," said Valenti. "If this is how our day is starting, what the evening is going to be like," Valenti said.
On Sunday, 17-year-old was shot several times in the back around 10:30 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. He was standing near 78th Street and Cornell Avenue when two men walked up and started shooting, police said.
The boy later died at the hospital. Police said he is a documented gang member.
Earlier Sunday evening, a man was shot to death in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
Officers responding at 6:07 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 5200-block of South Sangamon Street found the 19-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. His name has not been released.
About an hour earlier, one man was killed and another was wounded in a South Side Englewood neighborhood shooting.
The two men, 27 and 45, were unloading boxes in an alley about 5:15 p.m. in the 6700-block of South Green Street when someone dressed in black walked up and fired shots, police said. The 45-year-old suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and chest, while the younger man was shot in the chest, back and wrist. They were both taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the older man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead, police said. The 27-year-old man was listed in serious condition.