The long, hot, violent summer plaguing several Chicago south and west side neighborhoods continues.
Last weekend alone, there were more than 50 shootings, nine of them fatal.
One of the victims was 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade. A mother of four, Aldridge was killed in a gang crossfire as she pushed one of her children in a stroller along a city street.
Many in the city were still grieving the death the previous weekend of Abner Garcia, a 23-year-old Army veteran and volunteer who counseled teens against joining gangs.