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72 Shot in Chicago This Weekend

Posted on | July 5, 2021 | Comments Off on 72 Shot in Chicago This Weekend

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s constituents celebrated the Fourth of July by turning their city into a shooting gallery:

Thirteen people have been killed and at least 59 others wounded since Friday night in shootings across Chicago.
At least seven children have been shot in Chicago since late Sunday afternoon.
Two people were killed and at least four were wounded, including a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, in a shooting early Monday in Washington Park on the South Side.
The Washington Park attack happened around the same time that a 6-year-old girl and a woman were shot in West Pullman, and about four hours after an 11-year-old boy and a man were shot in Brainerd on the South Side.
In one of the latest shootings, a 5-year-old girl was injured after she was shot in the leg, according to police.
Chicago police say the girl was in an alley near 117th Street and South Normal Avenue when she was hit.
A six-year-old girl and 43-year-old woman were shot in the 100-block of East 119th Place, police said.
They were standing with a group in the 100-block of East 119th Place at about 1:04 a.m. when police said someone in a gray SUV fired shots in their direction.
The girl was wounded in the hand and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital. The woman self-transported to Roseland Hospital in fair condition.
A 19-year-old man was killed while riding in a vehicle on the Near West Side.
Just after 11 p.m., the teen was riding as a passenger in a vehicle in the 2600-block of West Van Buren Street when someone fired several shots, Chicago police said.
He suffered five gunshot wounds throughout his body and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. . . .

The report details further carnage and then concludes:

Last weekend, six people were killed and 68 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago as the city reaches the halfway point of what could be one of its most violent years in decades

So, in just two weekends, the city has had 19 killed and 127 wounded. If the U.S. military were sustaining such an alarming casualty rate in a foreign country, Joe Biden would order a troop withdrawal.



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