Nearly 100 people were shot, 17 fatally, Friday night through Monday night in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
ABC 7 reported 98 people were shot in the time-frame of “Friday at 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Monday,” and 17 of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.
The Chicago Sun-Times listed the number of fatalities at 19.
ABC 7 pointed out that 87 people were shot during that same period over the Independence holiday in 2020.
The violence over the long weekend follows a Thursday on which 32 people were shot. Thursday’s wounded included a one-month-old girl who was shot in the head.
The violence and death has surged to such levels that Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown plans to speak at a press conference and take questions Tuesday afternoon.
On July 5, 2021, Brown tweeted: “Our officers continue to work tirelessly to keep our city safe. As of today, Chicago Police Department has recovered over 6,100 guns: a 26% increase from the same period last year. I commend our officers for their continued hard work during these challenging times for law enforcement.”
The Sun-Times observed there were over 1,892 shootings in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 28, 2021, a 12 percent increase over the same time frame last year.
Over 330 people were killed in Chicago during the first six months of 2021.
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Welcome to Chicago, where fireworks are illegal, but mass shootings are not.
The score this weekend: 100 for 17. The price of ammo being what it is, they could use some “gun control” training.
It’s nice of you to think they actually purchase ammo.
Poor leadership is what results in such chaos. That would include most if not all cities ran by Dems, the party of slavers, Jim Crow, interment camps, KKK, BLM, ANTIFA, and CRT.
YEP. That BIG-EYED Communist mayor is to blame for her RACIST attitude and lack of leadership
No, Lightbrain is just the latest in a LONG line of corrupt, self enriching scumbags to “lead” the city of Chicago.
What is happening now is what happens when the voters believe that race , gender, and chosen perversion are actually “qualifications”.
You mean the black E.T. ?
We could call her the
This demonized cretin is doing exactly what she is told to do. Just like every other democrat mayor in destroying our cities and our constitutional republic.
She must have taken advanced coursed in running Zimbabwe
or South Africa.
The black fellas hold their guns sideways like in the movies. Not an accurate firing position. If they would hold them with a simple standard two handed grip the percentage of non-living victims would significantly increase.