This is Chiraq: 9 killed, 27 wounded in MLK Day weekend shootings

blacks protesting black-on-black crimes

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? – MLK Jr.

From MyFoxChicago: At least 36 people have been shot across the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving nine dead, according to Chicago Police.

The latest killing happened at 11:36 a.m. Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, where a vehicle pulled up to a 24-year-old man who was on a porch in the 4800 block of West Hubbard and shot him repeatedly. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, police said.  The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

About 1:10 a.m., a 36-year-old man was standing outside in the 2200 block of West Chicago in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood when someone in a black SUV opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, face and left leg. He died at Stroger Hospital, police said. His name has not been released.

Early Sunday on the Near West Side, officers responded to a call of a person down about 5:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Van Buren and found a man in his 30s or 40s dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities, who were still working to identify him.

About 1:15 a.m., a 34-year-old man was gunned down in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.He got into an argument with someone who shot him in the chest in the 4700 block of West Polk, police said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. His name has not been released.

Saturday night, a 26-year-old man was killed in an Austin drive-by shooting. He was outside in the 5500 block of West Rice about 7 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and someone shot him multiple times. The man, who has not been identified, was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Two men, ages 27 and 39, were standing in the street at 8:05 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Francisco in Lawndale when someone got out of a black car and fired multiple shots, police said. They were taken to Mount Sinai, where the younger man died of wounds to the head and chest, authorities said. His name has not been released. The older man was in good condition with a back wound.

Another man was killed and a woman was wounded about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, where at least five people went into a house in the 6000 block of South Carpenter and shot two people repeatedly. Tyrone Blake, 25, of the 6100 block of South Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:48 a.m., authorities said. The 26-year-old woman was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

Read about all the shootings here.

At least 22 more people were wounded in nonfatal shootings across Chicago between 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Monday. Last year, 32 people were shot over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, five fatally.



10 responses to “This is Chiraq: 9 killed, 27 wounded in MLK Day weekend shootings

  1. Must be George Bushs’ fault.

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  2. More “Obama’s Legacy”.

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  3. And even with all the awful winter weather in the Midwest this weekend… do folk there go out of their way to shoot each other or what?

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  5. Richard Raymond

    Wonder what MLK would be saying today about the PTB in Chicago not cleaning this up?


  6. “…but by the content of their character.”

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  7. The secret servants of Satan are EVERYWHERE doing all the evil that they can do. They ENJOY DOING EVIL! Pray for all the Satanists to reveal & destroy themselves.


  8. Between the blacks advocating aborting their babies, and adult blacks killing everyone in sight . . . this is just beyond what any normal person can comprehend! I thought that “silent march” headed up by no other than Jesse Jackson was supposed to stop all this black on black violence. I bet old Jesse beat his feet out of town as soon as his march was concluded.

    Let’s hope that Trump will follow-up by sending in troops, since the prevailing politicians it would appear are sitting on their thumbs, or perhaps their thumbs are up their . . . . . .

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  9. In honour of MLK, I see the total number of shootings and deaths declined, proof that black lives do matter to some of their fellow blacks. Just an ‘old Chicago’ boy commenting….

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