Memorial Day Weekend Violence in Chicago Leaves Six People Dead


Iyana Robertson | May 27, 2013 - 12:37 am

Tragic violence rang through the streets of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend. Six people were left dead and at least 12 others injured in shootings and stabbings across the city since Friday (May 24), according DNA Info.

Two fatal shootings were reported on Friday night. Tevin Campbell, 22, suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head outside of his family’s home on North Lawndale Avenue at around 11:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital and hour later. Another victim, 17-year-old Leetema Daniels, was killed after being shot on North Central Avenue. He was declared dead on the scene, while his unidentified 18-year-old friend who was also shot, was treated for wounds to the chest.

Saturday night proved the same fate for another set of victims. Gregory Dion, 29, was shot and killed by two men in his apartment in Hyde Park on Saturday morning (May 25). In the alleged gand-related crime, Dion was shot in the chest and back after buzzing the gunmen into the building.Eighteen-year-old Ferraro Denard, was also fatally shot on Saturday on South Dorchester Avenue. Two other unidentified victims were also killed on Sunday, including a 42-year-old man who was allegedly shot because of a traffic accident.

Of the 12 injured, five victims are reportedly teenagers, including an 17-year-old boy who was shot multiple times in the legs in what police suspect to be a gang-affiliated altercation.

No official statement has been released by Chicago law enforcement officials, and several shootings have yielded no arrests.