Chicago Celebrates Mothers Day Weekend With 9 Killed, 41 Wounded

CHICAGO — Despite calls for a peaceful Mother’s Day weekend, police say at least nine people were killed and 41 others injured across Chicago since Friday evening.

Among the dead, a 51-year-old man was stabbed to death during an attempted robbery. The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Monday near 45th and Drexel in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

On Sunday, 16-year-old Nathan Hicks was shot multiple times in the 3400 block of West Arthington  Street.

Keon Lewis was shot to death while driving his car on north Lake Shore Drive early Sunday.

And late Saturday, 58-year-old Andres Rivera was shot to death while eating dinner at his kitchen table in the 5200 block of South Kolin Avenue.

“For a mother to wake up and her son is dead on Mother’s Day. You know that is very disturbing. It hurts. It’s painful,” said community activist Andrew Holmes. “For a mother to carry a child for nine months, and it only takes seconds to take her child’s life, no matter how old that baby is, that mother’s going through a lot.”

Police say they have made no arrests in any of the weekend shootings.