The teenage brother of FOX News’ Gianno Caldwell was shot dead in Chicago amid a weekend of violence in the city.
Christian Caldwell, 18, was shot dead and two others injured after gunfire erupted in Morgan Park early Friday morning, local reports said.
Around 50 shell casings were found at the scene and bullets went through windows of nearby homes, CBS reported.
The suspect fled the scene in a black van, police said.
So far there have been no arrests.
In an emotional Twitter post on Saturday, Giano wrote: “Yesterday was the worst day of my existence.
“I received a call saying my teenage little brother had been murdered on the south side of Chicago. I never thought my little brother’s life would be stolen from him,” he wrote alongside a picture of his smiling sibling in his graduation outfit.
The elder Caldwell, 36, told Fox News on Saturday he wants justice now.
“What I’m looking for right now are details from the police to find out who it was that murdered my brother. [My] Little brother never had a chance,” he said.
“I would never want to see street justice or violence against the people who even murdered my little brother. But I want them to be brought to justice,” he added.
The news comes after a weekend of violence that left at least four people dead, including a five-month-old girl.
The child, identified by police as Cecilia Thomas, was hit in the head by a bullet from another car in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
She was taken to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
A local business owner told ABC7 Chicago the girl’s father pulled over near 71st Street and Crandon Avenue about a mile and a half from the shooting after she started crying.
A 41-year-old man, who was in a separate car, was shot in the eye and taken to hospital but is expected to survive his injuries.
A 20-year-old man was shot dead in the West Pullman neighborhood Friday night in the first shooting of the weekend, CBS News reports.
Police said around 8:10 p.m. an unidentified gunman fired shots in the 11700 block of South Princeton, hitting the victim in the neck.
A 28-year-old man was shot dead in Washington Park on Friday night.
Police said the victim was walking on the sidewalk on the 300 block of East 59th Street around 8:18 p.m. when shots were fired by unknown assailants.
Officers found a man in Roseland with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
The 45-year-old victim was spotted around 10:59 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Champlain.
The victim was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
Chicago’s crime rate is up 34 percent so far in 2022, according to the latest figures from the city’s police department.
Violent crimes — including murder, criminal sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery — are up 10 percent so far this year compared to 2021, the stats show.
The Caldwell brothers had shared an emotional exchange on Twitter less than a week before the shooting over Father’s Day.
“Happy Father’s Day big bro you don’t have physical children but I’ve always viewed you as the closest thing to a father figure,” the teen wrote. “[You’ve] taught me so much and for that I am forever grateful and proud of the things you have done.”
The elder Caldwell said in the June 19 tweet, “My little brother never met his father, and as devastating as that is, I thank God he chose me to be his big brother/father figure.”
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