BREAKING: Chicago police officials announced Monday that a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks. Charges are pending. This is a developing story. Check back for details.
CHICAGO — Gun violence in Chicago took nine more lives this weekend, and injured another 24 people.
Among those killed was 9-year-old Janari Ricks, who was fatally shot in Cabrini Green Friday evening as he was playing outside with friends.
Police said someone walked up and started shooting, striking Ricks in the chest. He was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he later died.
Ricks was not the intended target, according to police.
At least 37 children have been killed so far this year.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is expected to address this weekend’s violence during a 11 a.m. press conference Monday.