60 Children Murdered in Chicago This Year

Clearly blame goes to the NRA and the gun culture of rural gun owners. Here’s what it’s like for kids living in gun-controlled Chicago.

3 Chicago children shot in separate incidents

A young girl and her mother were shot inside their home while sleeping on the Far South Side on Calumet Avenue early Thursday.

Overnight, a 1-year-old child sleeping in bed was wounded in the head by a bullet fired from outside.

Another child is being treated at Christ Hospital. One-year-old Jayilah Allen has a gunshot wound to the head.

“This is ridiculous,” Katina Allen said. “Kids come shoot up your house. My little niece is one year old, battling for her life.”

The baby and her mother, Tonishia Allen, were asleep when a bullet ripped through a relative’s west Pullman home about 1:30 Thursday morning.

“My daughter was laying on the kitchen floor and my baby was still in the bed,” Allen’s mother Tina Cornell said. “I went to check on them and that’s when I realized they had been shot.”

That’s just life… with gun control.

Two boys, 12 and 14 years old, were playing football Thursday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood when they were hit by gunfire.

A half block away, Ravon’s family, whose members are moving next month, describes the panic that set in.

“He came limping and then he fell and said, Ma, he got shot,” said Jennifer Green, Ravon Thompson’s aunt.

It works. It really does.

Only eight blocks separate the home of Heaven Sutton, the second-grader killed June 27 by bullets meant for someone else, and the home of the man charged with shooting her

Schools are safe.

A school bus filled with children enrolled at Our Lady Of Guadalupe elementary school was apparently shot at in the South Deering neighborhood on Friday.

A bullet struck a seat and two windows, but none of the approximately 25 children on the bus or the driver was wounded.

Children are safe.

Treyvon Robinson, 8, played with his friends in the front yard and danced to music playing at a birthday party a few houses down in the 7100 block of South Wood Street.

Then the shots rang out, and Hershell Robinson saw Treyvon spin and fall.

“He was standing there by that fence post,” he said. “I think I heard three shots. Other people said they heard four, but I stopped counting when I saw him fall.”

On the other side of the city, a 12-year-old girl was playing with her friend at Mason Park, at Karlov and Maypole avenues when a gunman emerged from a nearby alley and opened fire.

Her friend, Shacoya Collins, also 12, was on the swings nearby when the shots rang out. Shacoya said she crawled over to where her friend was sprawled on the ground near the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to her right ankle and left buttock.

Everyone is safe.

Police said 19 people were injured in shootings across the South and West sides of Chicago overnight, 13 of whom were shot within a 30 minute period around 9 p.m… the victims ranged from 14 to 28 years old.

Gun control. It really works.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Some of the real murder problem(s) in America –

    Every, single day, 1,200 black babies are put to death in abortion facilities.

    This makes abortion the leading cause of death among African Americans!

    Moreover, Chicago likes to compare itself to other world cities, so Ward Room thought it would find out how we rank in violence. — Chicago's murder rate is higher even than the Third World metropolises of Mexico City and Sao Paolo.

    Chicago's murder spree of 19.4 per 100,000 is more than three times that of New York's (6 per 100,000) and more than two and a half times of Los Angeles' (7.5 per 100,000), its closest American competitors. Caracas, Venezuela, which apparently is not an Alpha world city–thank you Hugo Chavez–has a higher murder rate of 130 per 100,000. (someone Barack would like to emulate if he could.)

    • Questions

      Has it occurred to you that blacks are committing the vast majority of these murders? It is black predatory violence, and fear of it, that drives whites to seek residence in other neighborhoods. I learned this first-hand growing up in St. Louis. Chicago is no different.

      • Mary Sue

        yes, actually, it has.

        BUT

        The reason that even goes like that is because Liberals adopted the Marxist dialectic of Identity Politics and passed it along to the Minorities (not just blacks, Latinos as well, after all there are Latino gangs) and the Minorities ate it up with a spoon.

        • Parenthetical Phrase

          Identity politics in and of itself do not make people violent or criminal. Family and ethnic cultural values have a lot more to do with it. Black culture gives lip service to non-violence but its icons are gangsters and corrupt politicians. 70-80% of black children are born out of wedlock and have no ongoing relationship with their fathers. They are given little or no encouragement by their parents or community to do well in school and drug dealing is considered an honorable profession. Few black clergymake any attempt to be critical of this. That isn't caused by Marxism. Progressive policies of the 1960s may have enabled black family break-up, but people always have a choice. As far as Latinos are concerned, I think criminal gangs from Mexico have a lot more to do with the violence than leftist politics.

    • Viet Vet

      "Every, single day, 1,200 black babies are put to death in abortion facilitie"

      That was communist Margaret Sanger's whole purpose in creating Planned Parenthood.

      • Questions

        Actually, Margaret Sanger was a Goldwater Republican; she and her husband were good friends of the Goldwaters during the latter years of her life. She was a crusader for birth control information far more than for abortion, regardless of race. Certain extremist crackpots may yank a few quotes of hers out of context, but that doesn't alter the reality.

    • Parenthetical Phrase

      When the levels of outrageously violent criminal behavior among young blacks goes down, then I and many, many others will condemn poor black unmarried teenagers for getting an abortion. You can't have it both ways: condemning abortion and then condemning single mothers (many of whom are teenagers) who abuse their children and end up raising them to be criminals. The Sandy Hook shooter notwithstanding, the levels of crime among black youth is SIGNIFICANTLY higher than among white youth, particularly white youth who live in a two-parent family with an involved father.

  • David E. Firester
  • Ghostwriter

    It's a shame. I used to live in a suburb of Chicago. It's really sad to see how violent Chicago's become.

    • sally smith

      it is sad to see how violent our cities are becoming every year, what is the common theme cities that used to be low in crime now not fit to live in or raise a family places like jacksonville now have a black mayor and look at the filth in thAT city kids shot on school busses

  • RedWhiteAndJew

    Left wing state or city governments pass laws which make it normative that only criminals possess guns, either for the purposes of committing mayhem with their weapons, or incidental to their other criminal enterprises.

    And then the left point their fingers at us, when the inevitable happens. Projection at its rankest.

  • Thomas Wells

    Believe it or not. There was once a time when you could walk around Chicago,at night, with no problems.

    • sally smith

      it is sad to see how violent our cities are becoming every year, what is the common theme cities that used to be low in crime now not fit to live in or raise a family places like jacksonville now have a black mayor and look at the filth in thAT city kids shot on school busses blacks for years conditioned by their racist leaders to hate the devil white race, affirmative action that only benefits blacks and will never be fair for white men think about it why would any white want to raise a family around blacks? one by one our cities that have black leaders or a lot of blacks are crime infested and the schools are worse, why do you think smart whites run from this, while the liberal whites want to force more of the same on the innocent? it is sad that racist thugs cause all the issues but one day blacks will be muslims and we know how violent they are. the simple fact is many blacks are listening to the black panthers and pushed to violence against whites

  • Eddie Henely

    you whites have been killing and taking advantage of the labor of Africans for years now the tables are turned and you wont every go back to your easy life riding on our backs. so do the right thing and leave the country to us we are going to have the majority soon we have thousands more kids than you do and we take care of our own with our programs for the poor

    • james

      Hahaha, Spokesperson Eddie has all the answers