Deadly weekend gunfire erupts across Chicago

August 7, 2011 8:05:40 PM PDT
At least eight people were shot -- two fatally -- in separate incidents early Sunday.

The first shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Chicago's South Side. Marshaun Taylor, 16, was reportedly on his way home from a block party when he was shot and killed in the 6900-block of South Oakley. Now, his family is wondering why.

"He never hurt nobody," said the victim's cousin Warithah Sharrieff.

"Never. It wasn't in his heart to hurt nobody. My baby has a 4-year-old little brother who's crying -- what do I tell my son. When do we all get justice? When do we all try to stop the violence?" said the victim's mother Fatima Hope Taylor.

Marshaun Taylor was going to be a junior at Kenwood Academy High School this fall. He wrestled and played baseball there. He hoped to enter the U.S. Air Force.

As of late Sunday, no one was in custody in that shooting.

A couple hours later, four men were wounded during a shooting in the West Side Garfield Park neighborhood. The men reportedly were outside in the 4000-block of W. West End Avenue when they were shot. The men were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in that case either.

And a 6-year-old girl was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Hamilton Park home, which is on the city's South Side.

Police say someone fire shots into the house in the 7400-block of South Sangamon at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, hitting the three victims.

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