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Twenty-Four Shootings, Five Murders Reported In One Chicago Weekend

Whitney Tipton on April 8, 2019

Chicago saw a spike in gun crime over the weekend, with 24 shootings and five murders reported, including a disturbance at a baby shower that left one child critically wounded.

The incidents took place from 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday evening, as reported by CNN and confirmed by the Chicago Police Department. It is an increase from the same time last year, when police reported 18 shootings and four murders over the same period.

The baby shower shooting occurred Saturday during a party in the front yard of an Englewood home. Two men approached the gathering and allegedly opened fire, wounding two children, one critically, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. Both were reported to be in stable condition. The shooters fled on foot, according to the police, and the matter is under investigation.

“Cooperation has been very limited with detectives, and based on victim profiles we suspect this could have been a possible retaliatory shooting from an earlier incident that stemmed from an ongoing gang conflict in that neighborhood,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is “heartbroken” about the incident, according to a tweet she posted. Lightfoot had predicted the warmer weather would lead to a rise in violent crime, saying she would wait to evaluate police Superintendent Eddie Johnson until the summer season is over.

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  • You can call me a racist all you want but I have one question to ask you. Why are blacks killing other blacks? They're killing each other off! Watch the local nightly news sometime and you'll get an eye full of whats happening in black communities and you'll also get an education.

  • You can call me a racist all you want but I have one question to ask you. Why are blacks killing other blacks? They're killing each other off! Watch the local nightly news sometime and you'll get an eye full of whats happening in black communities and you'll also get an education.

  • Question: Who has all the guns?
    Answer: According to the nightly news, it seems that it's always the blacks.

    Question #2: Who has all the drugs?
    Answer: Blacks (Most crimes are committed by blacks who are on drugs).

    Question #3: Who are the rich politicians?
    Answer: Obama, John Lewis, Maxine Waters, Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, and many, many others. They got rich after they became politicians.

    Question #4: Who changed the Bible around?
    Answer: Nobody! The Bible has never been changed.

    Question #5: Who took and administered drugs from Mexico?
    Answer: The US didn't TAKE drugs from Mexico, they're being illegally brought into the US and sorry to say, most of our young people of ALL races are the ones dying from them.

    Question #6: Who teaches inaccurate history?
    Answer: Professors in our colleges are feeding socialism to our young people who believe socialism will give them FREE everything. They need to also teach them about what is happening to Venezuela, a SOCIALIST country. Then let the students decide for themselves if that is what they really want their future to look like.

  • Question: Who has all the guns?
    Answer: According to the nightly news, it seems that it's always the blacks.

    Question #2: Who has all the drugs?
    Answer: Blacks (Most crimes are committed by blacks who are on drugs).

    Question #3: Who are the rich politicians?
    Answer: Obama, John Lewis, Maxine Waters, Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, and many, many others. They got rich after they became politicians.

    Question #4: Who changed the Bible around?
    Answer: Nobody! The Bible has never been changed.

    Question #5: Who took and administered drugs from Mexico?
    Answer: The US didn't TAKE drugs from Mexico, they're being illegally brought into the US and sorry to say, most of our young people of ALL races are the ones dying from them.

    Question #6: Who teaches inaccurate history?
    Answer: Professors in our colleges are feeding socialism to our young people who believe socialism will give them FREE everything. They need to also teach them about what is happening to Venezuela, a SOCIALIST country. Then let the students decide for themselves if that is what they really want their future to look like.

  • You always cry racist when you know someone is right! That's all you've got . You must be one who is from a broken home, have no father or don't even know who you're father is. It is DEFINITELY a cultural problem.

  • Racist again....who has all the guns drugs and rich politicians? Who changed the bible around, who took credit for black inventions, who took and administer drugs from Mexico, who teaches inaccurate history, who destroyed the infustructure of contrives all over the world? Please say black so we can prove what a racist you are!

  • Racist again....who has all the guns drugs and rich politicians? Who changed the bible around, who took credit for black inventions, who took and administer drugs from Mexico, who teaches inaccurate history, who destroyed the infustructure of contrives all over the world? Please say black so we can prove what a racist you are!

  • 78-year-old man shot one of three strangers who were trying to break into his Northwest Side home using a crowbar Monday night, police said.

    The man heard noises made by three male suspects who were trying to break through his front door shortly after 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of North Merrimac Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said.

    The man fired a gun through the screen door, apparently hitting one of the suspects in the shoulder. They all fled.

    The other two suspects got into a red Dodge Caravan and left, police said.
    No arrests had been made, and police said they had not identified the man who the homeowner shot.

    The homeowner has a valid FOID card and is not currently facing any criminal charges, a police source said.

    You can all speculate on who the perpetrators were in this incident. If it turns out they were all black would that be racist? Perhaps, however this is a daily occurrence in the Chicagoland Area and the majority of perps turn out to be of African American descent.

    This man would have been assaulted or worse without the means to protect himself. 2nd Amendment Rights are absolutely necessary and need to be protected at all costs.

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