Chicago police: Weekend shootings were not all during march
Mar. 29, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say shootings that left one man dead and 18 other people wounded during the past weekend did not all happen during the March for Our Lives protest against gun violence.
Police spokeswoman Jessica Rocco says the reported shootings took place across the city between last Friday and Sunday.
Several online sites incorrectly claimed in headlines that the shootings all happened during the Saturday protests that were held nationwide.
In the single death, 23-year-old La'Dell Barnett was found with a gunshot wound to his head in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The previous weekend, seven people were killed and 13 were wounded in Chicago shootings.
Rocco says Chicago had seen 106 homicides this year through Sunday, compared to 128 homicides for the same period in 2017.