Dead, 17 Wounded in Chicago Holiday Weekend Violence

With Memorial Day celebrations underway, Chicago's violence has spiked as six people were killed and at least 17 others were injured in shootings across the city.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday when a 42-year-old man was shot in the head and a 44-year-old female was shot in the back on Goose Island on the Near North Side.

The shooting occurred at 2:50 a.m. in the 1000 block of North North Branch Street.

The pair was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where the man, identified as Charles Jones by the Cook County Medical Examiner, was pronounced dead, according to Chicago Police news affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

Jones was the manager of the Factory Chicago, a gentlemen's club on the Far South Side.
A tweet from the Factory Chicago read: "God called his soldier home, R.I.P. Charles Jones."

A cousin of the female victim, Andrew Holmes, said the pair was sideswiped while driving in Jones' 2007 Maserati and was shot while approaching the driver of the other vehicle.

No other details were immediately available on the shooting.

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