The number of people shot in Chicago is running 50 percent above this time last year as the city braces for the summer, traditionally its most violent period.
So far this year, at least 1,382 people have been shot in Chicago and at least 244 of them have died of their wounds. Last year at this time, 904 people had been shot, 157 of them fatally.
May already has seen summerlike gun violence. More people have been killed so far this month than in all of May 2015.
The toll from this past weekend was five dead and 40 wounded. Two weeks earlier, over the Mother's Day weekend, eight people were killed and 42 were wounded in Chicago, the city's most violent since the end of September, according to a Tribune analysis.