Two mothers active in Chicago’s anti-gang movement were shot and killed during a weekend that saw 9 murders and 39 separate shootings across the nation’s third largest city.
“Two women who volunteered for an anti-violence group trying to stop gun violence in Chicago were among those shot to death in weekend violence,” reports Fox News. “Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were both mothers in addition to volunteers for the group ‘Mothers Against Senseless Killings’ that worked with other moms to thwart violence on the city’s South Side.
“Both were working as peacekeepers at a corner where members of the group often stood watch in the neighborhood of Englewood on Friday night when they were shot dead after someone opened fire from an SUV, according to police,” reports Fox.
Grant was a mother to three young children, Stoudemire a mother of two.
HEARTBREAKING: 2 moms in anti-violence group shot, killed while working as peacekeepers on Englewood corner https://t.co/dEMrotVKT9
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) July 30, 2019
“HEARTBREAKING: 2 moms in anti-violence group shot, killed while working as peacekeepers on Englewood corner,” reports ABC Chicago.
The community created a GoFundMe campaign to raise thousands of dollars as a reward for anyone with information on the shooting.
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GANGLAND: 53 Shot, 10 DEAD Over the Weekend in ‘GUN FREE’ Chicago
Gun violence in the nation’s third largest city spiked over the weekend, leaving 53 people injured and at least ten dead as Chicago struggles to clamp-down on the escalating gang clashes sweeping the region.
According to ABC Chicago, city officials plan to hold high-level meetings Monday to ease public concerns after the bloody weekend; citing recent statistics that show gun deaths down so far this year.
“The violence has spilled over into Monday morning, including a murder that happened just after midnight in the Roseland neighborhood not far from Chicago State University,” writes ABC. “A person in a ski-mask fired shots at two people standing in front of a home. A 50-year-old man died a 55-year-old woman was hurt.”
“Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter,” said the Chicago Police Chief. “We’ll also be conducting coordinated enforcement missions to target individuals that are driving the violence in these areas and focus on where we believe retaliatory violence may occur.”
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GANGLAND: Another 33 People SHOT LAST WEEKEND in Rahm's 'GUN FREE' Chicago
The epidemic of gun violence sweeping through Chicago continued last weekend, with city officials confirming at least 33 people were injured in multiple shootings throughout the nation’s third largest metropolis.
According to the Chicago Sun Times nearly three dozen individuals were hospitalized after another bloody weekend in the Windy City; nine people on Friday, 10 Saturday, 12 Sunday, and two as of Monday morning.
“On Sunday, a dispute at a block party ended with a woman shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 29-year-old had been arguing with someone in the 1300 block of West 73rd Street, police said. That person left the party and then returned about 3:25 a.m. to shoot the woman,” writes the Sun Times.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fierce scrutiny from residents and local officials after his police department failed to make a single arrest just one week ago, when over 70 people were shot and a dozen killed throughout Chicago.
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