At least 43 people were shot and 6 killed during another bloody weekend in Chicago; raising even more questions about safety and security in the nation’s third largest metropolis.
43 Shot, 6 Dead In Chicago Weekend Shootings, Four Teens Struck By Gunfire https://t.co/buEdwJAaYx
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2020
“Six people were killed and 37 others, including four teenagers, were injured by gunfire across Chicago over the weekend,” reports the Chicago Sun Times. “The weekend’s violence has surpassed what the city saw a week earlier, when 29 people were shot, four of them fatally, over Halloween weekend.”
“The latest fatal shooting left a man dead early Monday near Midway Airport in Clearing on the Southwest Side. Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert for gunfire about 2 a.m. in the 4700 block of West 59th Street found the 20-year-old unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a car that apparently hit a tree, according to Chicago police. He had a gunshot wound to his face and was pronounced dead at the scene,” adds the newspaper.
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CHICAGO SPIRALS: 13 People Shot, 3 Murdered Within 24 Hours in the Windy City
The plague of gun violence sweeping Chicago sadly continued this week when 13 people were shot and three murdered within a 24 hour period in the nation’s third largest city.
“Thirteen people were shot, three of them fatally, Wednesday in Chicago. One woman was killed and another was wounded in South Shore in the day’s latest fatal attack. About 8:50 p.m., they were in the 7800 block of South Cornell Avenue when they heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said,” reports the Chicago Sun Times.
A day earlier, 15 people were shot and 2 killed.
“A 28-year-old was struck in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she died, police said. The other woman, 35, was shot in the foot and refused medical treatment, police said,” adds the newspaper. “Wednesday afternoon, a man was killed in Lawndale on the West Side.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot routinely blames her city’s gun violence on neighboring states and the Trump administration; claiming the President has “no interest” in protecting Chicago residents.
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CHICAGO SPIRALS: 100 People Arrested, 13 Police Injured as Looters Target Windy City’s Tourism District
More than 100 people were arrested overnight Monday and at least 13 officers were injured as hundreds of looters targeted shops in Chicago’s downtown tourism district.
“This was straight up, felony criminal conduct,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “This was an assault on our city.”
“Those arrested were expected to face charges including looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police. Lightfoot said that the city has activated a neighborhood protection program,” reports the Associated Press. “The unrest began shortly after midnight and anti-police graffiti was seen in the area of the Magnificent Mile, which is one of Chicago’s most-visited tourist attractions. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2020
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