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Chicago Weekend Gun Violence: At Least 8 Dead, 40 Wounded

Whitney Tipton on July 29, 2019

Gunshot wounds in Chicago over the weekend caused at least eight fatalities and injured 40, including a 3-year-old boy who might have accidentally shot himself, police said.

The shootings occurred after 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday midnight and escalated throughout the weekend with nine Friday, 15 Saturday and 24 shot Sunday, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.

Cook County Medical Examiners identified the 3-year-old as Mikah Davis from South Deering, who died at Trinity Hospital after he was found with a gunshot wound to the face Sunday around 4 p.m., police said.

The Department of Children and Family Services has been called in to assist with the investigation, according to Anthony Guglielmi, spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department.

Two women, Chantell Grant, 26, and Andrea Stoudemire, 35, died Friday from wounds at Chicago area hospitals, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Desmond Curry, 28, was shot around midnight, dying from his wounds later at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Police found 32-year-old Robert Scott lying on the ground Saturday outside on South Loomis Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Officers responded to another call the same day and pronounced Curtis Davis, 29, dead at the scene, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Another man, Eric Hamilton Jr., was shot and killed on South Wabash that afternoon at 2:32 p.m., according to police. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

A fatality was reported before 5 a.m. Sunday morning, when a 24-year-old man was found dead in North Lawndale with gunshot wounds to his head. Police have not identified the victim.

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  • Obama started this movement and he called it population control aiong with Planned Parenthood. The Dems loved it during Obama's presidency.

  • Democrats think disarming law abiding citizens will make things safer but leaving criminals and gang members as the only people with guns for some reason doesn't reduce crime.

  • Except facts do not support that. Guns are already essentially banned in Chicago and other Democrat run cities yet the majority of gun deaths are found in gun free zones. Millions of crimes are stopped by citizens with guns. You are more likely to be killed by a hammer, baseball bat or medical error than a gun.

    The courts have ruled cops are not required to save you from an intruder.and criminals do not obey laws.

  • LIbs created thins mess, and now, they and their fake news ignore it. Yes, like this will go away. When T tries ot fix it, the libs cal him every name in the book. The Fed Govt needs to descend upon Chicago and restore law and order. This is very senseless, saddening and stupid all at the same time.

  • Instead of trying to take guns away from legal owership why not make periodic sweeps checking random people for illegal gun possession. Long jail sentences for carrying a gun illegally. That will do far more for the safety of the public than outlawing all guns. Take them away from those not allowed to have them.

  • Rumor has it people of Chicago and other cities now refer to Chitown as 'Little Baltimore.'

  • there is not enough prisons or money to hold and care for all the people who would be found guilty of owning a gun. The hard core criminals and police would be the only ones left holding guns.

  • BO's city of brotherly Love! It's how you raise those illegitimate kids! I know mama said she raised them better but the welfare we gave them really caused the problem. They're just thinning out the gene pool!!

  • Ban all firearms, except for police and active military. Five years in prison for anyone else owning or carrying. 20 years for an assault rifle. That will save 40,000 lives a year. most of them innocent and many children. The US will be a much safer place to live..

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