Five people have been killed and 53 others, including eight children, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
The youngest homicide victim was a 4-year-old boy shot Friday in Woodlawn on the South Side.
Mychal Moultry was getting a haircut inside his home around 9 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue when bullets tore through the front window, Chicago police said.
The boy’s father held him until paramedics arrived, community activist Andrew Holmes said. The child was pronounced dead Sunday.
Detectives were searching for video and witnesses of the shooting.
Police Superintendent David Brown on Monday pleaded with the community to help detectives after seven other children 17 years old and younger were wounded in shooting over the weekend.