President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois has some of America’s toughest anti-gun laws. But over the weekend, at least 40 people have been shot and 9 are dead in shootings over the weekend!
One of those deaths is Nykea Aldridge, who is a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade. She was pushing her child in a stroller in Parkway Gardens on the South Side, where she was immediately shot to death by two men. She wasn’t the intended target, but she was in the line of fire.
As ABC 7 Chicago reports:
The most recent homicide happened about 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, where someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the abdomen on a a sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Jackson when someone walked up and shot him in the abdomen. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the death.
Sunday morning in the South Loop, a 45-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley in the 1800 block of South Michigan about 10 a.m., police said. A witness said they heard an argument and then a single gunshot. Authorities have not released the man’s name.
About 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, five males walked up to a 38-year-old man after he parked his vehicle in the 3600 block of West 5th Avenue, and one of them shot him in the head. He was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.
Shortly after midnight, officers on patrol near the 4400 block of West Monroe heard gunfire and found 30-year-old Demarco Richards on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Richards, whose home address was unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:27 a.m. An 18-year-old woman had also been shot in the left foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. A 25-year-old man later arrived at Stroger with gunshot wounds to his buttocks and right ankle. His condition stabilized, police said.
Saturday afternoon in Park Manor, a 19-year-old Mahadi Hering was part of one group fighting with another about 12:15 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Rhodes when someone pulled a gun and opened fire, police said. Hering was shot in the head and driven by friends to Jackson Park Hospital. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 7200 block of South Evans. A 17-year-old boy shot in the leg was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, and a 35-year-old man shot in the neck took himself to Provident Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
Every weekend, dozens are shot and killed in Chicago, while law-abiding citizens are prohibited from owning firearms for defense.
Chicago is so dangerous, that there’s no reason why any resident of Chicago should feel safe. These crime statistics are terrifying, and getting worse every week.
And yet, Obama will never talk about these murders. That’s because they don’t support his gun-control agenda.
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