One-year-old boy is shot dead in his car seat and a 10-year-old girl is killed by a stray bullet in her home as 14 people die by gun violence in Chicago over the weekend

  • Sincere Gaston, one, died after being shot in car seat in Englewood, Chicago
  • Hours later Lena Nunez, ten, lost her life after a stray bullet entered her home  
  • Twelve others were killed between Friday night and Sunday, 38 more injured 
A one-year-old boy and a ten-year-old girl were among 14 people shot to death in Chicago over the weekend - 38 more were injured.
Sincere Gaston, 20 months old, died and his mother, 22, was injured when a drive by shooter shot the child in his car seat and grazed the mother in the head with a bullet in the Englewood neighbour on Chicago's south-side at around 2pm Saturday. No arrests have been made. 
Hours later ten-year-old Lena Nunez lost her life after a stray bullet entered her uncle's home in Logan Square, northeast Chicago, and hit her in the head at 9.40pm on Saturday.
Miss Nunez was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made, reports Abc News. 
Ten-year-old Lena Nunez lost her life after a stray bullet entered her uncle's home in Logan Square, northeast Chicago, and hit her in the head at 9.40pm on Saturday
Ten-year-old Lena Nunez lost her life after a stray bullet entered her uncle's home in Logan Square, northeast Chicago, and hit her in the head at 9.40pm on Saturday
Later that night another girl, eight, was injured by a stray bullet that shot through the window and grazed her head while she sat on a couch in her home in the Englewood neighbourhood. She was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, say police. No arrests have been made. 
Chicago Police Chief of Operations Fred Waller told CBS 2 Chicago: 'It seems like just yesterday, it was actually last Saturday, I was in front of you all talking about a 3-year-old that was killed in the Austin community, and now here in Englewood, a 20-month-old was killed.
'This is happening far too often. Too many times children are killed by senseless violence, and not only just children but grownups also. When is this going to stop? When are we going to say enough is enough?' 
An unnamed man, 38, was killed in a shooting in Little Village, southwest Chicago on Sunday. 
Miss Nunez' uncle's home where she died after being shot in the head by a stray bullet on Saturday
Miss Nunez' uncle's home where she died after being shot in the head by a stray bullet on Saturday
An 18-year-old also died after being shot in South Chicago on Sunday morning. 
A 19-year-old man was killed with a single shot to the back of the head on Sunday morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood, north Chicago.
A man, 21, was shot while out jogging in Gresham, south Chicago, and took himself to hospital for treatment.
A woman, 31, was critically injured on Sunday after being shot in Rogers Park, south Chicago, said police reports.
Sincere Gaston, 20 months old, died and his mother, 22, was injured when a drive by shooter shot the child in his car seat and grazed the mother in the head (family's car pictured)
Sincere Gaston, 20 months old, died and his mother, 22, was injured when a drive by shooter shot the child in his car seat and grazed the mother in the head (family's car pictured)
The incident took place in the Englewood neighbour on Chicago's south-side at around 2pm Saturday. No arrests have been made
The incident took place in the Englewood neighbour on Chicago's south-side at around 2pm Saturday. No arrests have been made
People mourn the death of Sincere Gaston, 20 months old, after he was killed on Saturday
People mourn the death of Sincere Gaston, 20 months old, after he was killed on Saturday
A total of 52 people were injured by gun violence over the weekend, with 14 deaths  reported by police.  
The shocking total comes just a week after more than one hundred people were shot and 14 people died from gun violence on Father's Day weekend in the city. 
The death of the one-year-old boy on Saturday comes just a week after a similar scenario saw the death of three-year-old Mekhi James who died after being shot in his 27-year-old stepfather's car in Austin, east Chicago.
Mekhi's aunt, Christal Allen, told Chicago ABC station WLS: 'Everywhere you go, it is violence everywhere. You can't run from it,'
Three-year-old Mekhi James who died after being shot in his 27-year-old stepfather's car in Austin, east Chicago, last Saturday
Three-year-old Mekhi James who died after being shot in his 27-year-old stepfather's car in Austin, east Chicago, last Saturday
Police guard an SUV wherein Mekhi James, three, was fatally shot while riding in the vehicle with his father, outside West Suburban Medical Center Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Oak Park, in Chicago
Police guard an SUV wherein Mekhi James, three, was fatally shot while riding in the vehicle with his father, outside West Suburban Medical Center Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Oak Park, in Chicago
The boy's mother Myesha James said: 'We do want justice, but it ain't gonna bring him back.' 
On Friday president Donald Trump wrote a letter to Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker raising the issue of gun violence in Chicago.
He wrote: 'While I have been heartened to see crime reductions nationally the last few years, I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city,' Trump wrote.
'Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect. I am concerned it is another example of your lack of commitment to the vulnerable citizens who are victims of this violence and a lack of respect for the men and women in law enforcement.'
Ms Lightfoot responded on twitter: 'I don't need leadership lessons from Donald Trump', accusing Trump of 'using the victims of gun violence in our city to score cheap political points, spew racist rhetoric, and ignore the impact of COVID across this country ... It is despicable, disgusting and all too typical.' 

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