August 1, 2023

Nearly 50 People Shot Last Weekend in Chicago as Violence Continues

Nearly 50 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend as violence continues in the city under Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson.

At least four people were killed among the 47 documented shootings Friday night through Sunday.

"The first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred around 10:20 p.m. Friday. Two men, one of whom was 61 years old, pulled guns on each other 'in the 2600-block of West Luther Street.' The 61-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead at a hospital," Breitbart News reported.

"A 28-year-old man was shot in the face and killed in Auburn Gresham Saturday night around 8:00 p.m." it added.

Early Sunday, "nine women were shot, one fatally on Chicago's West Side, Chicago police said," according to ABC-7.

"The victims were at a gathering in the 1500-block of South Keeler Avenue just after 12:50 a.m. in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood when a black Jeep drove up, and multiple unknown suspects were seen getting out of the vehicle with guns, police said," it continued.

No one was arrested in the incident that involved the largest shooting incident of the weekend.

The shootings come as Johnson's promises to increase public safety following violent crimes increasing during Mayor Lori Lightfoot's term have yet to make a major difference.

Instead, violent crimes in Chicago continue to occur despite the mayor's focus and some of the strongest anti-gun laws in the nation.

The crimes also continue to contribute to fears that have led to many moving from the Chicago area as safety concerns in the city have become too much for people to handle.

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