During Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) first Memorial Day weekend in office, fifty individuals were shot in Chicago, 10 of them fatally.
At least 12 individuals were shot in Chicago alone from Friday night into Saturday morning, three of whom died.
According to ABC 7/Chicago Sun-Times, the total number of gunshot victims had increased to at least 21 by Saturday night at 8:19 p.m., with one more death.
According to ABC 7/Chicago Sun-Times, as of Monday morning, there have been 43 gunshot victims and nine shooting deaths overall.
Around 50 individuals were shot in Chicago during the Memorial Day weekend, according to ABC 7/Chicago Sun-Times, 10 of them died as a result of their injuries.
Ironically, on Memorial Day weekend 2022, the last Memorial Day weekend that Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) presided over, 46 people were shot.
On May 9, 2023, the NRA cited statistics from the Sun-Times that revealed more than 2,760 people had died in Chicago throughout Lightfoot’s tenure as mayor.