19 People Shot in Chicago

In a particularly bloody night of this brutal Chicago summer, 19 people were shot throughout the city of Chicago Thursday night into early Friday morning, including 13 who were hit between 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. During that period 8 people—many of them teens—were shot at 79th Street and Essex Avenue. The terror ended just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, when a 17-year-old was shot in the Homan Square neighborhood. The overnight shootings were concentrated in Chicago’s south and west neighborhoods, which have had a devastating summer with shootings and homicides in the gang-plagued area. In the first 20 days of August, 38 people were killed.