Chicago experienced a rash of shootings over the holiday weekend, leaving seven people dead and 48 injured, the Chicago Police Department told the Amsterdam News.

The youngest killed was just 7 years old. Amari Brown was watching the fireworks display with his father, Antonio Brown, in Humboldt Park on the 1100 block of North Harding when he was struck in the chest.

Antonio Brown thought the gunshots were fireworks and did not notice that his son was shot until bystanders called out to him. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the father, a documented gang member, was the intended victim.

According to NBC Chicago, Brown’s family described him as “sweet” and a “jokester” who wanted to be a dancer or police officer.

A 26-year-old woman was also struck and transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital along with Brown. He was pronounced dead while she has been listed in stable condition. Authorities said neither shooting was related.

“Tell them you love them every day, keep them with you,” said Amber Hailey, Brown’s mother. “Lord Jesus, these streets are not right.”

There are no suspects. There is a reward for any information leading to an arrest being offered by activist pastor Ira Acree of Greater St. John Bible Church.

“This is a travesty of epic proportions when an innocent baby loses his life,” Acree said. “We need all hands on deck to get to the bottom of this. We must not become immune to this madness.”

Michael Singleton, Brown’s family friend, said at a vigil Sunday that violence will continue unless changes are made.

“All of you all will be back out here next week, on another corner, filming the same thing, from somebody else, saying exactly what I’m saying,” he said. “So I’m tired of doing news conferences. I’m tired of listening to them. I’m tired of talking about them. Until we make a better decision as a community and as a city, this is all that’s going to happen.”

Even with the increase in police on the street, the number of fatalities and injuries from gun violence is nearly the same as last year, according to the Police Department. Police said they’ve been able to confiscate an illegal gun off the streets every hour over the past few days.

McCarthy is not pleased about the gun violence on the streets and expressed his frustrations with the broken system.

“If we don’t hold criminals accountable, people do not go to jail for illegal guns,” he said. “If they do not fear the criminal justice system, if they feel repercussions from the gang they belong to for losing the gun outweighs the criminal justice sanction that they would be subject to, we’re going to stay in the position that we’re in.”

McCarthy said he was proud of the men and women of his department who, despite the circumstances, go out and face challenges every day, but he said the broken system has to be fixed.

Only two people survived Sunday’s deadly shootings. A 48-year-old man lost his life in Calumet Heights. Three victims were killed inside a vehicle, with one pronounced dead at the scene.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the back at 12:05 a.m. early Saturday morning on the 4800 block of South Justine while he was sitting on his porch, police said. He was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital.

Vonzell Banks, 17, was shot near the Hadiya Pendleton Park Friday around 4:45 p.m. while playing basketball, according to his aunt LaShanda Childs. He and his friend, 19, were approached by a vehicle, from which an individual began shooting, police said. The 19-year-old man was shot in the right foot. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and is in stable condition. Childs described Banks as a “church boy.”

Police said a 46-year-old man was shot and killed in South Side Washington Heights Friday morning while walking in an alley with a 43-year-old woman, who sustained gunshot wounds as well.