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AT least nine people are dead and several more injured as shootings wreaked havoc across the country over the weekend. 

Residents in Illinois, Alabama, Missouri and Ohio were especially hit hard by gun violence from Friday to Sunday. 

A number of shootings across the country left at least nine dead over the weekend

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A number of shootings across the country left at least nine dead over the weekend
At least 14 others were left injured

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At least 14 others were left injuredCredit: Getty

ILLINOIS 

In Chicago alone, one person is dead and at least 13 were injured in a series of shootings across the city. 

The violence began around 7:15 p.m. Friday evening, when a 25-year-old man was shot while walking on a sidewalk in the city’s South Side, according to CBS News

The man was shot in his left bicep and is reportedly in good condition. 

Only hours later, a 40-year-old man was reportedly shot at a gas station in Humboldt Park while in a fight with three other men. 

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He was shot in the right arm and is also reportedly in good condition. 

At least 11 other people in Chicago were injured in shootings from Friday to Sunday and are reportedly in good condition. 

Meanwhile, a 17-year-old shot in the neck Saturday afternoon and a 36-year-old woman shot in the head Sunday are both in critical condition.

Additionally, a 29-year-old man was pronounced dead on Saturday after he was shot in the back and neck. 

ALABAMA

Further South, a Saturday shooting in a Tuscaloosa apartment complex left one man dead and another in custody, according to AL.com

Around noon, police responded to a shooting at the Sun Valley Apartments. 

Upon arriving on scene, they found Terrence Knott Jr., 34, dead. 

Later on Saturday, police charged Dondre Joseph, 38, with murder in connection with the shooting

Authorities believe the shooting occurred after Joseph confronted Knott Jr. about a domestic altercation he had been in with one of Joseph’s family members.  

MISSOURI

Around the same time on Saturday, gunfire was reported in Jefferson City, per the News Tribune.

Upon arriving on scene, Jefferson City police found a 27-year-old resident suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Authorities were unable to resuscitate the victim. 

A preliminary investigation into the situation did identify a suspect, who was reportedly taken into custody near the scene. 

OHIO 

Ohio saw several tragic deaths over the weekend, as four people were killed and an eight-year-old girl was injured after being shot inside a Cleveland home Friday night. 

Martin Muniz, 41, has been accused of fatally shooting his 69-year-old father Miguel Gonzalez, his 34-year-old sister Angelic Gonzalez, and his 16-year-old nephew Jayden Baez, according to Cleveland 19 News

He also allegedly shot 48-year-old Anthony Boothe and Boothe’s eight-year-old daughter. 

Boothe succumbed to his wounds over the weekend. 

Muniz has been accused of shooting all five victims in the head in different rooms of the Cleveland home around 7:10 p.m. on Friday. 

The young girl remains in critical condition. 

Police say Muniz reported the shooting himself to police around 7:50 p.m, per Cleveland 19 News. 

Roughly two hours away in Columbus, a 43-year-old man was shot and killed on Saturday morning, according to the Columbus Dispatch

Police say the man, Christopher Mateen, may have been trying to find his stolen vehicle at the time of the shooting. 

He was found unresponsive and in critical condition in a parking lot before he was transported to Grant Hospital. 

Mateen ultimately succumbed to his injuires and was pronounced deceased just after 10 a.m.

Police have released multiple photos of people appearing to run away from the scene, whom they have called suspects. 

Authorities have asked for the public’s help in identifying the people in the photos. 

Also on Saturday in Dayton, police received calls of a deceased person on the ground, according to WHIO

The calls were made by a male Uber/Lyft driver, who found the body after dropping off a passenger nearby. 

“There’s a female body here,” he reportedly told police on the phone.

“She’s on the side of the drive-through… She’s laying face down right beside the building, just out here and open.”

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The ride-share driver reportedly described seeing a “bullet case” and “bullet injury” in the back of the deceased person. 

When the dispatch officer asked the caller if the person was “beyond hope,” he reportedly responded with “yeah.”



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