Skip to comments.63 shot over weekend in Chicago; only long July 4th weekend more violent this year
Posted on 08/21/2017 1:17:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
More people were shot in Chicago over the weekend than on any other this year, except for the Fourth of July weekend that stretched four days, according to police and data kept by the Chicago Tribune.
At least 63 people were shot in the city, and eight of them were killed, police said. More than half of them were wounded over 13 hours from Saturday to early Sunday. At least 16 more people were shot through the day Sunday, including three on the same street in South Austin.
The level of violence exceeded the 52 shot on the three-day Memorial Day but fell short of the 102 hit by gunfire over the long Fourth of July weekend, according to Tribune data. Still, fewer people have been shot in Chicago this year than at this time last year: 2,435 compared to 2,710.
There have been at least 451 homicides this year, 16 fewer than this time last year, Tribune data show.
This weekend's shootings occurred across the city, from Rogers Park on the Far North Side, where a 32-year-old man was killed early Sunday, to West Pullman on the Far South Side, where seven people were shot outside a banquet hall a few hours later the same day.
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They are just gearing-up for Labor Day holiday.
Robert E. Lee was just a gunnin’ ‘em down. Or was it Stone wall? A.P. Hill?
What is that lapel pin Emmanuel is wearing????
Huh? More than half? Some of the people who were shot weren't wounded? Were some of the shooters using nerf guns? Is there a category of shooting that is specific to nerf guns? What the would charge be?
By conservatives, no doubt? Egged on by the president??
His lapel pin is modeled after the Chicago city flag.
appears to be only two types of people in Chicago........ those who have been shot and those who will be shot.
Funny. But Chicago needs midnight target practice to get their stats up!
High five, Chicago!
Thanks...I had no clue what it was...
There must be a lot of Confederate statues in Chicago!
How do the hospitals hold up??!
So far no one has blamed Trump or the eclipse.
The Atlantic has blamed the Eclipse on Racism.
It really is that simple.
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