29 Hurt, 3 Killed in Weekend Chicago Shootings

The youngest victim was a 16-year-old boy, reportedly killed during an argument over a stolen bike

Monday, Jun 4, 2012  |  Updated 7:11 AM CDT
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29 Hurt, 3 Killed in Weekend Shootings

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Another shooting capped another violent weekend in Chicago.

A man was shot in the back late Sunday and another man grazed on the cheek in the Chatham neighborhood. No arrests were made and then men are expected to be OK.

The incident ended the weekend with a total of 29 people injured and three people killed since Friday night. The youngest victim was a 16-year-old boy, reportedly shot and killed during an argument over a stolen bike.

Jamal Lockett, of the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue, was shot in the chest just before 4 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead early Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Last weekend, 10 people died during the three-day Memorial Day weekend and 41 were hurt in shootings across Chicago.

In an effort to cut down on violence, Chicago hosts a gun turn-in June 23 at nearly two dozen churches throughout the city. Those who drop off a gun will get a $100 gift card, no questions asked.

It's part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Gang Violence Reduction Strategy, which he said last week "is key to driving down overall crime in Chicago."
 

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