Chicago weekend violence leaves at least 47 shot, 5 fatally; strains police, hospitals

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Police patrols were stretched thin and a West Side hospital had to stop accepting patients after a violent Chicago weekend that has left at least 47 people shot, five fatally, across the city.

The latest fatal shooting took place in Back of the Yards on the South Side at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. Two men, ages 56 and 47, were on a sidewalk in the 1900 block of West Garfield Boulevard when an offender approached them and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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