A 58-year-old man who was about to sit down for dinner was among the eight people shot and killed in Chicago this weekend, a bloody three days that also saw 40 people wounded, FOX32 reported.
Andres Rivera was sitting in his kitchen in the Archer Heights neighborhood Saturday evening when a bullet ripped through his house and struck him in the head, killing him, police said.
Police said they did not believe Rivera was the shooter’s intended target. At least one of Rivera’s three sons is a gang member, authorities said.
Despite pleas from area mothers to stop the violence, Mother’s Day weekend provided no reprieve from the mostly gang-related crime that’s plagued Chicago for years.
There have been 17 murders and 90 shootings so far in May, officials said. April saw 36 people murdered in the city.