Chicago’s Labor Day weekend was riddled with violence, including 6 deaths, 27 injuries, 30 shootings, and the dismemberment of a toddler.
It was supposed to be a time of celebration and reprieve from the daily grind, but this year’s Labor Day weekend was instead filled with morbid scenes of violence.
On Friday alone there were three deaths and 13 shootings. Saturday brought nine more shootings, but thankfully no further fatalities. And on Sunday there were three deaths and eight shootings.
Worst of all, police discovered a dismembered toddler floating in the Garfield Park lagoon, leaving the city puzzled as to why and how that could happen.
Remarkably, this year’s Labor Day weekend isn’t necessarily the worst that Chicago has seen. In 2013 there were eight deaths, and in 2014 there were 36 wounded.
So far this year Chicago has seen 1,729 shooting victims and a total of 308 deaths.
(This article was a submission by freelance writer Brent Rogers)