There are various numbers making the rounds. Each of them worse than the other as Illinois celebrates Barack Obama Day.
Dozens of people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said.
One paramedic described the evening as “a war zone.”
Since midnight, police said 43 people have been shot, six fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 60 people have been shot, nine fatally, in shootings in Chicago.
34 of the shootings and five deaths occurred between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During one two-and-a-half hour-hour period, 25 people were shot in five multi-injury shootings.
And yes, it’s all about the gang violence.
“We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas,” said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
Much of the so-called gun violence is really gang violence.
CPD said the majority of the shootings took place in the six, tenth and 11th districts and that gunmen shot into large crowds, not caring if they hit people other than those they were targeting.
In one shooting in the Gresham neighborhood, eight people were wounded, police said.
Police said a group of people, three teens and five adults, were standing in a courtyard in the 1300-block of West 76th Street at about 12:40 a.m. when several people approached on foot and opened fire at the group. The victims range in age from 14-years-old to 35 years-old.
Lawndale block party shooting leaves 4 wounded, including 13-year-old boy
Police said two gunman got out of a white Impala and shot four people at a block party in the 1600-block of South Avers Avenue at about 12:02 a.m. Later Sunday morning, a 17-year-old girl was killedand five other people wounded, including an 11-year-old boy in a shooting in the 1300-block of South Millard Avenue.
Later Sunday morning, four people were shot, one fatally, in the North Austin neighborhood.
Maybe we can actually discuss what’s really going on here and why this is happening? Either that or blame…
1. White privilege
2. The NRA
3. Structural racism
It’s so much better to keep watching black people die rather than deal with the real issues. Also it’s time for more “sentencing reform” and other pro-crime policies.