42 Shootings in Chicago Since Friday; 6 Dead Include Toddler, 2 Teens

August 25, 2014 - 9:08 AM

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Chicago skyline (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - At least 42 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon, and the six who died include a three-year-old child and two teenage boys, one of them 14 and the other 16, WBBM-TV reported on Monday.

The CBS station reported that the three-year-old was accidentally shot by his father; the two teenagers were shot in separate incidents by other young men, and at least one of those attacks may have been gang-related; and three adults died in shootings at different locations by assailants who fled.

"Additionally, two males were fatally shot by Chicago Police during separate incidents Sunday night," WBBM reported.

Both men were killed when they reportedly pointed their guns at officers, reports said. Both shootings are under police review.

Vice President Joe Biden was heading to Chicago on Monday, to headline a fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn; and to pitch an increase in the minimum wage, in an appearance with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.