Skip to comments.Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
Posted on 07/07/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers.
It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.
Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.
Many of the long weekend's shootings were on the South Side, clustered in the Englewood, Roseland, Gresham and West Pullman neighborhoods that rank among the most violent in the city.
The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side. Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.
Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
It’s the guns, the guns I tell you! They just pop into the hands of choirboys and forces them to shoot people by some sinister means!
This is being encouraged, to undermine the 2nd.
This was Obama’s one job before pResident.
He was charged with solving the problem of gun violence in Chicago.
He failed massively, and is now pResident where he exceeds all expectations for massive failure.
Chicago sure does have a lot of disgruntled Obama supporters. They’re always killing one another. I guess that’s what happens when somebody thinks that somebody else is getting a “bigger piece of the pie” than they’re getting.
The number just keeps going up by the hour.
Black on Black crime..but hey let’s blame the gun, better than blaming the huge gang problem in Chicago..Id love to see these politicians go to the gang bangers and demand they give up their pieces
Some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
Pray America wakes up
impossible....guns are illegal in chitown.
OK, Dems, what’s the exit strategy?
How big is their “piece of the pie” going to be when millions more illegals show up?
Maybe George Zimmerman should go to Chicago and shoot some folks....seems he is the only one that motivates the Black Racists to care about Blacks getting shot
Great point! There’s a real potential here for it to get very ugly around Chicago.
Every weekend there’s at least two dozen shootings in CHI-land by altar boys and choir boys. But they’re such good kids.....
In other words, a relatively quiet weekend in the Peoples’ Republic of ChiCongo.
I don't agree. High gun violence in areas of very strict gun controls undermines their argument.
Besides, it's extremely difficult to convince people to get into "kill or be killed" gun battles to advance your political agenda.
May you be correct.
Sounds like a regular Hatfields and McCoys.
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