The violence in Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago continued to spread over the weekend with five people killed and 31 wounded in shootings all over the city. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in America, but clearly they aren’t helping much…
NBC Chicago reports, Five people were killed and at least 31 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
The weekend’s latest homicide happened early Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
And of course we still have one more full day of the weekend to go.
The victims range in age from 17 to 31 and include several women who got into a fatal argument.
Additionally, a 21-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the ear. One 28-year-old woman who was stabbed in the wrist and arm took herself to Rush Oak Park Hospital, and another stabbed in the hand showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Their conditions stabilized, police said.
According to DNAinfo.com, there have been 379 homicides in Chicago so far this year. For reference, there were 493 in 2015, but bear in mind, we’re only in July. At an average of 54 a month, we’re looking at perhaps 680 in 2016.
In a shocking development, Black Lives Matter is not planning any march, protest or statement of condolence for the weekend’s violence.
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