Crime Scene

This past weekend 8 people were killed and at least 39 were wounded in various shootings in Chicago.

35 people were shot across the city with the most restrictive gun laws from 7:00 PM Friday to 1 AM Monday.

Here are some of the incidents in detail:

A 25-year-old man was driving a black SUV, stopped at a red light on Western Avenue at Division Street, when a dark-colored car pulled alongside his vehicle and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago police.

Less than five minutes earlier, a man was shot to death in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding about 2:25 a.m. to a call of a person shot in the 3200-block of West Walnut found the man lying on the sidewalk, police said. The man, thought to be in his 30s, had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Early Sunday, a man was killed and a woman injured when a birthday party attended by more than 100 people was interrupted by gunfire in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.

About 11 p.m. Saturday, a man was killed in a Pilsen neighborhood drive-by shooting.

Victor Alvarado, 26, was walking in the 1900-block of South May when someone opened fire from a silver car, striking him multiple times, authorities said. Alvarado, of the 2500 block of West 40th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 12:38 a.m. Sunday.

No comment was released from the White House. It is unclear how President Obama’s calls for more gun control could have prevented any of these incidents. But his January executive actions certainly did nothing to prevent the weekend violence.

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BY Alan Moore

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Alan has previously worked in editorial, marketing, PR, and social networking roles for various websites and news outlets. These include Townhall Media, Newsbusters, MRCTV, and CNSNews. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.