Five people were killed and 19 others were wounded in a flurry of shootings across Chicago over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was killed and another wounded early Sunday in Washington Heights.
The two men were shot while inside a home during a gathering at around 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 104th Street, according to Chicago police. Just minutes after the incident, the police pulled over a vehicle on 103rd and Aberdeen Streets that was seen leaving the area where the incident occurred. The two occupants were taken in for questioning.
A 39-year-old was shot in the head and was declared dead on the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet released details on the death.
The other man, 33, was struck in the stomach and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. Minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot to death Sunday morning in Gresham on the South Side, according to authorities.
Officers discovered the man unresponsive about 12:50 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Paulina Street with gunshot wounds to the back, lower backside, and legs, police reported.
A person was found dead in a burning vehicle Saturday in West Pullman on the Far South Side. Officers responded to a car fire about 8:44 p.m. in the 12000 block of South Yale Avenue and found a male not responding with a gunshot wound to the head.
He was later pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet released details on the fatality.
Breitbart News reported that at least 23 people were shot last weekend in Chicago and 30 the weekend before that.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a staggering 156 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year. Chicago was also the site of many disputes over the summer, when Antifa and BLM attacked innocent people in response to George Floyd’s death.
The Antifa and BLM riots that raged across the country cost at least 25 people’s lives. This does not address the assault, burglary, arson, and vandalism that took place as a result. It is unclear why Mayor Lightfoot refuses to clamp down on the crime in her own city yet has no problem supporting violence in the name of justice.