Shootings in Chicago this weekend left nine people dead and another 42 wounded.
So far this year, the city has recorded over 660 homicides and 3,795 shootings, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Among those fatally shot over the weekend was 25-year-old Joshua Beal of Indianapolis. Beal was shot during what officials say was a “road rage” incident that escalated between several people, including an off-duty police officer and firefighter, in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. Beal had been part of a funeral procession with his family.
According to Chicago police, both the off-duty officer and firefighter fired their weapons during the brawl. Police claim that Beal had a gun and refused orders to drop it.
The police and Beal’s family have provided conflicting accounts of the incident, which sparked a contentious protest between Black Lives Matter and pro-police demonstrators over the weekend.