CHICAGO (WLS) — The weekend gun violence claimed 34 lives, including five fatalities over the weekend, Chicago police said.

Several children were among the victims, including a three-year-old boy killed on Friday and a seven-year-old boy shot on his way to church.

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Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown spoke about the violence at a midday news conference.

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Police said the seven-year-old boy’s family were driving to church when they noticed a man breaking into one of their other cars which was parked.

They confronted the suspect, who police said pulled out a gun and fired shots at the family, hitting the boy in the leg.

This suspect has been arrested by the police and the child is expected to recover.

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“We’ve seen children shot in this city in ridiculous numbers,” Chicago Police Deputy Chief Larry Snelling said. “When did we become a society where we stopped caring about children?”

The shooting came days after the death of three-year-old Mateo Zastro.

On Friday, police said the shooting was sparked by road rage as the child sat in the back seat of his mother’s car near Cicero Avenue and West 71st Street in the neighborhood of West Lawn.

At least six miners were shot last week, according to ABC7 data.

Meanwhile, a prayer vigil will be held Monday for Mateo Zastro at 6 p.m. at 66th Street and Pulaski Road.

A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man in the Old Town neighborhood on Sunday morning, officials said.

At approximately 5:05 a.m., the man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot by an officer in the 400 block of West Blackhawk Street, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown told reporters Sunday morning. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died of his gunshot wounds, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

Prior to the shooting, two officers on patrol were flagged down by someone who said someone had pointed a gun at them, Brown said.

After officers found the man who allegedly pointed the gun, a foot chase ensued and officers temporarily lost sight of the man, Brown added. When the man was found a second time, an officer opened fire, fatally wounding him.

Brown could not say how many shots were fired or whether the man pointed a gun at officers. A gun and casings that did not match the officer’s gun were recovered from near the man, police said.

Casey Rodriguez, 30, was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 11:40 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Details of the shooting were not available.

About an hour and a half later, a 30-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Roseland on the Far South Side. He was shot in the head around 1:20 p.m. in the 300 block of West 110th Street, police said. A 21-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds later Saturday in the same block. He was found around 9:05 p.m. by responders and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

A man was shot and killed early Sunday after an argument on the Near North Side. At around 5:20 a.m., the 38-year-old was found on a sidewalk in the 30 block of West Division Street where he had been shot multiple times in the body by someone he was arguing with, police said. He was taken to Northwestern, where he died, police said.

Two teenagers were shot and injured Saturday night at Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side. A 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were standing in the 7200 block of South Dobson Street around 6.20pm when someone pulled up next to them in a car and an occupant started shooting , police said.

Another 14-year-old boy was injured in a Saturday afternoon shooting in Auburn Gresham on the South Side. He was walking around noon in the 800 block of West 87th Place when someone approached him and fired a gun, police said. The boy was hit in the shoulder and leg.

Early Saturday on the South Side, a man was shot dead during an attempted robbery in the Kenwood neighborhood. At around 12:45 a.m., the 29-year-old was walking in the 140 block of East 47th Street when he was shot while two suspects tried to rob him, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition.

Last weekend38 people were shot, seven fatally, in the gun violence over the weekend.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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