The national media doesn’t want to report this, but former President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois has some of the most strict gun laws in the country. They also have a serious crime problem.
Local news outlets have been tracking deaths in Chicago, and this weekend alone there were 7 killed in Chicago and 31 wounded.
This is a tragedy:
Seven people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.
The violence brought the city’s toll to at least 980 people shot, 170 fatally, since the start of the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened about 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Isaiah Erasmo Sanchez, 19, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling in the 800 block of North Sacramento when someone fired shots from a vehicle that was following, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Sanchez suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. He lived in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
About 15 minutes earlier, 22-year-old Santwon D. Mobley was gunned down in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. He was getting out of a vehicle about 7 p.m. in the 200 block of West 61st Place when someone shot him in the hip and head from an approaching white SUV. Mobley, who lived in the same neighborhood, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:59 p.m.
About 1:05 p.m. Sunday, one man was killed and another wounded in a Roseland neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. They were in a vehicle at 97th and Yale when someone approached and opened fire. A 21-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:23 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. His name has not been released. A 24-year-old man was shot in the groin and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
A 30-year-old man was shot to death about 30 minutes earlier in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. Ryan D. Thornton was sitting in a vehicle at 12:33 p.m. in the 400 block of East Garfield when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside fired shots, authorities said. Thornton was shot in the left cheek, left hip and left side of his body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 p.m. He lived in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
President Trump is right to draw attention to Chicago. Shootings are an epidemic in the Democrat-controlled city. There is no reason why law-abiding citizens shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms to protect themselves. These crime statistics mean it’s unsafe to walk anywhere in Chicago.
These murders are senseless and it’s time to allow the people of Chicago to defend themselves.
This is a breaking news story.