Christmas Gun Violence: One Dead in Louisville, Seven Hurt, Five Critical in Shooting in Chicago

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GUN VIOLENCE:  One male in his 20s was killed overnight in Louisville, KY, the third in the past three days. The man was shot and killed in the 2400 block of Portland Avenue Christmas morning. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His name has not been released, pending notification to his family and no suspects are in custody. On Monday, Dante Newsome was fatally shot on West Market Street. On Sunday, Kenneth Forbes Jr., was shot to death in the parking lot of Beverage World in Shively.

Separately, Christmas Eve shootings left seven people wounded, five critical, in Chicago.  Here’s a breakdown from the Chicago Tribune:

The shooting happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Justine Street in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.

A male opened fire, striking four males as they walked down the sidewalk, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.

A 15-year-old  and a 22-year-old  were taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, a 17-year old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and a 19-year-old  was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

The 15-year-old was shot in the abdomen, and the 17-year-old was shot in the chest, police said. The other two men were shot multiple times.

Thomas Cunion was killed in an East Baltimore housing project Christmas Eve. The shooting occurred in view of a surveillance camera and investigators are inspecting the cameras for any clues, the Baltimore Sun reports. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 410-396-2100.

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