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CHICAGO CARNAGE: Weekend Violence in the Windy City Leaves 5 Dead, 47 Shot

Chicago residents witnessed another bloody weekend as gun violence left 47 people injured and five people — including a seven year old girl — dead.

“Chicago police said nine teenagers and two young girls were shot in the city from Saturday afternoon into Sunday,” reports Fox News.

“The girls were sitting in a parked vehicle when someone opened fire, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 7-year-old was shot in the chest and taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The other girl was shot in the chest and armpit and stabilized at the same hospital,” adds Fox.

The violence comes days after police officers shunned Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a local hospital after a shootout during a routine traffic stop left one cop dead and another in critical condition.

The Mayor’s office released a statement following the shooting.

“The Mayor spoke to a range of officers that tragic night and sensed the overwhelming sentiment was about concern for their fallen colleagues,” the statement read. “As the Mayor stated yesterday, now is not the time for divisive and toxic rhetoric or reporting. This is a time for us to come together as a city. We have a common enemy and it is the conditions that breed the violence and the manifestations of violence, namely illegal guns, and gangs. The Mayor is focused on healing the wounds and will reject any and all that try to use this moment to drive further divisions in our city.”

Read the full report here.

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5 responses to “CHICAGO CARNAGE: Weekend Violence in the Windy City Leaves 5 Dead, 47 Shot”

  1. Russ says:

    Is Lightfoot a human? Certainly lacks any humility and humanity. For Lightfoot, it is all about me and my power.

  2. IntegratedCrazy says:

    Hey, they voted for all this. Enjoy your outcome.

  3. JimmyQuinto says:

    This is why I purchased firearms! Don’t be a victim. Sadly, the gun laws in Chicago are ridiculous.

  4. CrispyBacon says:

    Compared to Afghanistan, Chicago is looking pretty safe by comparison.

  5. UppityG says:

    I know it’s all the rage to call it “gun violence” but it’s political framing, wittingly or not. We never refer to the far more common world wide use of “brute force violence,” or “knife violence,” or “baseball bat violence,” or “mob attack violence.”

    Guns don’t fire themselves.

    Now, perhaps it’s framed thus to point out, yet again, the hypocrisy of the regressive Dem leadership, and I’m always down for that, but I’m ready for us to use something else to do that; they are, after all, a target rich environment.