Barack Hussein Obama’s hometown of Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. However, that has done nothing to stop the deadly shootings that have plagued the city at an alarming rate.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, nine people were killed and forty were injured in shootings in the Illinois city between Friday and Sunday evening.
The victims included Nykea Aldridge, 32, who was a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Aldridge was shot dead at around 3:30 on Friday afternoon as she pushed her child’s stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. The young mother was caught in the crossfire when two other men walked up and shot at a third man.
Aldridge was shot in the head and arm, and she died at Stroger Hospital at 4:15 p.m.
At around 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, five men walked up to a 38 year-old male who had parked his vehicle on the side of a road and shot him in the head. He was found dead at the scene, and police have not yet released his name.
Minutes before that shooting, police in the neighborhood of West Monroe heard gunshots and found 30-year-old Demarco Richards on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.
Not all of the shootings were fatal. An 18 year-old girl was rushed to Stroger hospital over the weekend after being shot in the left foot, and she is currently in good condition. Hours later, a 25-year-old man later arrived at Stroger after being shot in the buttocks and right ankle. Police say his condition has since stabilized.
The fact that so many shootings are taking place in Chicago despite it’s strict gun laws shows that Obama’s goal of taking down the Second Amendment is a total waste of time.
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