No One Shot Monday In Chicago, City Goes More Than 24 Hours Without 1 Shooting

Bernie Tafoya
November 19, 2019 - 9:52 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Sad that it is news, but it is.

Chicago has gone another 24-hour period without a single shooting - more than a full day actually with no shootings reported from Sunday night into early Tuesday.

According to Chicago police, there were no reported shootings in the city from 10:02 p.m. Sunday until 12:43 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the Sunday night shooting was a drive-by. A 17-year old was sitting in a parked car on 28th and Spaulding in the Little Village neighborhood when someone in a passing car began shooting at him. The teen was shot in a leg.

Fast forward almost 27 hours later, when a 15-year-old boy was shot in the back as he walked on 71st and Lawndale in the West Lawn community on Tuesday morning. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, police said.

The last time Chicago went more than 24 hours without a shooting was in March. On March 21, Chicago recorded 28 hours without a shooting victim.

The first day of 2019 without a reported shooting in Chicago was Jan. 14, although two people were hurt in accidental discharges that day.

Chicago police said that, as of the shooting at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday morning, there have been 1,924 shootings in the city in 2019.