Skip to comments.Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
Posted on 07/12/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT by dennisw
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......
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Body count in Obama’s home town is 14 dead last July 4 weekend
Isn’t Chicago basically a liberal utopia city? Run for and by liberals?
MOST DANGEROUS..... Gun FREE Zones...
C’mon ChiTown. Your numbers are down. You can do better. Maybe it was a rainy weekend?
Na na! I've got armed guards around me!! How do you like that, inner city families?!!??
Now , that is one helluva street party.
Brought to you by the liberal powers that be.
Their fruits are dropping all over the globe, not just in CHI Town.
Don’t believe everything you read. Guns are illegal in Chicago and they have a lot of gun free zones.
"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."
But.....but...but....all guns outlawed in “la-la land”?????
14 dead? Say it ain’ t so, Joe. Not in “la-la land”!!!! Not in the hometown of so many great and wonderful “la-la” folks. So tell us again, “la-la” folks, just one more time for the record: How’s all that great gun control workin’ for ya’ll up there????
Crickets...thought so. Idiots...all of ya.
How in the hell does the Chicago Tribune get away with publishing out and out LIES??
Guns are ILLEGAL in Chicago, not one person could have possibly been shot. It Has to be a LIE.
Obama Admin is sending some fresh Illegal blood to Chicago ,if they make it the cold weather they’ll love it there
Should start sending their kids up to Canada to seek a better life.
How is this any different violence in Central American cities? And we’re just letting in more and more of it.
Where is Mrs. Mallory’s cow when it is needed?
Only 14 dead? Shoulda taken the injured to VA hospitals.
In spite of the sensationalism, violent crime is down by half from its peak.
Too bad they always miss Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.