It doesn’t take a special occasion or holiday for the city of Chicago to be showered in horrific violence.
From Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20, the local news is reporting that at least 40 people were shot during a summer that has spiraled completely out of control.
These latest troubling weekend stats represented four people losing their lives to injuries sustained, including an 11-year-old girl who was just having fun with her friends.
Reports NBC Chicago:
Violence continued to strike the Chicago area this weekend with at least 18 people shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the number of people shot since Friday to 40.
Four people, including an 11-year-old girl at a sleepover with friends, have been killed, police said.
Family members said the young girl was at a sleepover and was preparing to make s’mores with her friends when she was shot.
She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in critical condition.
She was later pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the girl had died.
At least 11 others were wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Editor’s Note: NBC Chicago includes shootings that took place between 6 p.m. Friday and 12 a.m. Monday in the weekend violence report.
The stray bullet struck Shamiya Adams in the head.
Continue to the gallery to see mourners and photos of the crime scene. NBC Chicago has more details on all the other shooting victims during the latest (and unfortunately, likely not the last bloody Chicago weekend).
Photos: NBC Chicago