Three People Shot Dead And Twenty-Three Wounded in Chicago This Weekend

Chicago shootings

The violence continues unabated in Chicago yet Obama, Hillary and the Black Lives Matter movement are nowhere to be found. Trump has been making a case for himself to black voters and a lot of it is about safety.

It was an awful weekend in Chicago. The Tribune reports:

3 dead, 23 wounded in Chicago shootings

ree people were killed and at least 23 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning, police confirmed.

The most recent fatal shooting came at the end of a dramatic burst of violence on the West Side, where two people were killed and five others were wounded within 20 minutes.

A 38-year-old man was shot dead in the 3600 block of West Fifth Avenue about 12:35 a.m., police said. He had just parked his car when five people approached. One of them pulled out a gun and shot the man in the head.

He collapsed on his back in the middle of the street, his head resting in a shallow puddle of water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mourners gathered at the crime scene in twos and threes until three dozen people had grouped at the police tape. Some screamed. Some sat on the sidewalk and cried. A few darted under the police tape and scuffled with the officers who tried to keep them away. They wouldn’t want to remember their friend like that anyway, one officer warned.

The block of West Fifth Avenue where the man was killed is bookended on the east by an elementary school and on the west by a public housing high-rise for senior citizens. Violent crimes there are rare, especially compared with the rest of the neighborhood.

Maybe the Democrats who have run Chicago for years can just enact even more strict gun control.

It’s worked so far, right?


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