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16 people are shot and killed across Chicago over the weekend

Chicago police have said that 16 people were shot and killed and at least 30 were injured in shootings across the city over the weekend.

The most recent fatal shooting involved two men driving down East 95th Street at approximately 1.41pm yesterday.

A person in a dark-colored SUV opened fire, striking both victims. According to police, a 39-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were shot in the head, and both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are investigating but so far no suspects are in custody. 

The unrest fanned out after a weekend of chaos in Chicago, as peaceful protests devolved into clashes with police, fires and property damage following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  

Chicago police have said that 16 people were shot and killed and at least 30 were injured in shootings across the city over the weekend. It comes after unrest following the death of George Floyd. Pictured are protests in central Chicago yesterday 

Protesters have a standoff with Chicago police officers outside police headquarters in Chicago

Protesters gather in Daley Plaza in Chicago yesterday as violence erupted across the city this weekend 

The city's first fatal shooting of the weekend happened on South Lamon Avenue at around 12.41pm on Friday afternoon. 

Police responding to a ShotSpotter alert in the area and found a 31-year-old man lying on the street with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene, and detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. 

At around 4pm on Friday on South Michigan Avenue a 28-year-old man was inside a property when a woman fired shots at him, hitting him in the chest.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

The woman was taken into custody and detectives recovered a weapon from the scene.

The city, under Mayor Lori Lightfoot, recently also saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend in years, which included 10 deaths and 39 were wounded. 

The unrest fanned out after a weekend of chaos in Chicago, as peaceful protests devolved into clashes with police. Pictured: Protesters gather in Daley Plaza in Chicago yesterday

People confront police officers during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago on Saturday

People hold signs as they march during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago on Saturday

Then at 7pm on West 70th Street, a 23-year-old man was walking along the side of the road when a vehicle approached and a person inside opened fire, hitting the man in the chest and on his side. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Detectives are investigating but currently no suspects have been arrested.   

On Saturday morning on East 115th Street, a 21-year-old man was traveling in a vehicle when a person in a passing car opened fire, striking him in the neck and chest. The victim was pronounced dead in hospital. 

On South Woodlawn Avenue a 30-year-old woman was shot and killed at around 3am and a 39-year-old man was found lying unresponsive on the street by police in the 800 block of North Lorel. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other fatal shootings occurred on West 63rd Street, North Meade, North Mason, Downtown Chicago and East Huron.  

Protesters have a standoff with Chicago police officers outside police headquarters in Chicago

A destroyed car with anti-police graffiti is seen in Downtown Chicago yesterday after tensions boiled over

While Chicago officials took extraordinary steps Sunday to patrol and restrict access to downtown in the hopes of preventing further chaos after tense weekend protests over the death of George Floyd, destruction and unrest spread to the city's neighborhoods and suburbs.

Vandals smashed windows at a shoe store in the heavily-Mexican Little Village neighborhood. Crowds broke into a Family Dollar store at a South Side strip mall. Multiple suburban shopping malls were closed, including in Calumet City, where the mayor declared a 'state of emergency.' 

A burned out business on Michigan Avenue in Chicago yesterday following George Floyd protests 

Protesters gather in Daley Plaza in Chicago yesterday to protest against death of George Floyd

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who ordered an indefinite nightly 9pm curfew, said the Illinois National Guard had been requested to help keep order. 

She said access to the central business district would be restricted to only essential workers and people who live there. Public transportation was temporarily suspended, major streets blocked with sanitation trucks and Chicago River drawbridges allowing traffic into downtown remained lifted.

'Seeing the murder of George Floyd sickened me and it still does,' Lightfoot said at a news conference, taking several breaks to compose herself. 

'But rather than respond to his death as we should and focus our energy toward doing the hard work to create the change that we need, we have instead been forced to turn our focus and energy toward preventing wanton violence and destruction'

Police Superintendent David Brown said officers were working 12-hour shifts to respond.

Lightfoot made an appeal last month after another outbreak of violence in the city and asked residents to help police respond to shootings.  

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