Thanksgiving in Chiraq: 2 dead, 9 others shot


Chiraq: Now above 600 homicides for this year.

From MyFoxChicago: Two men were killed and at least nine other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the Thanksgiving holiday.

A fatal shooting happened early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. A 38-year-old man was driving south through an alley with a female passenger at 1:35 a.m. in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males in the alley, according to Chicago Police. The man drove up to the trio and the two groups exchanged words before one of the males pulled out a gun and shot him in the head.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately release details about the death.

The female was able to get out of the vehicle and run away unharmed after the shooting, police said. She was reportedly being uncooperative with investigators.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 4:20 a.m. on the Eisenhower Expressway between Ashland and Racine, according to Illinois State Police. A male victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Another man was shot several hours earlier in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 31-year-old told investigators he was walking on the sidewalk about 1:05 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Hermitage when another male emerged from a gangway and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the left leg and was taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.

On Wednesday evening, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 19-year-old was approached about 7 p.m. in the 500 block of North Lavergne by two people who started shooting before getting into a red van and driving away, police said. He was shot in the thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

About 45 minutes before that, another man was wounded in a shooting in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 27-year-old was driving about 6:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Wrightwood when a red pickup pulled up alongside him and someone in the truck opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the leg and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

The holiday weekend’s first shooting happened less than an hour before that in the Southwest Side Lawndale neighborhood. About 5:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the arm by a male who opened fire in the 1900 block of South Pulaski, police said. The man ran from the area, felt pain and realized he’d been hit. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. A vehicle was also hit by the gunfire, but the 38-year-old woman driving it was not injured.

Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw 68 people shot across the city, eight of them fatally.


22 responses to “Thanksgiving in Chiraq: 2 dead, 9 others shot

  1. Until victims start cooperating & blacks denounce the “snitches get stitches” & thug culture, nothing will change, no matter who’s mayor.

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  2. The spooky part is that Baltimore is WORSE!

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    • The Baltimore media do their best to not report/bury the shootings. I always struggle trying to find out how many are shot there on a given weekend, hence my Chiraq posts (as MyFoxChicago always has a weekend tally report).


      • Yeah, they are much appreciated. I’m appalled by those too. I just know, statistics say that Baltimore is “No. 1”. For many years it was Baltimore in competition with D.C.. They were averaging 365/yr. Look at it now.

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  3. Let me guess, the couple driving through the alley at 1:35 A.M. were on their way to a church social. Of course the driver that hit the brakes instead of the accelerator is qualified for honorable mention in the Darwin Awards contest.

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  4. All the shooting scenarios sounds like the shot individual was up to no good….
    Chicago PD needs to be retrained their Policing methods suck


    • The police, essentially a reactive system, cannot be held responsible for changing an individual’s intent (their desire to be up to no good). The gang life and “snitches get stitches” mentality will not change due to policing methods.

      Personal responsibility and good citizenship starts with proper family raising, not a government agency.

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      • Studies have proven that one can have a proper upbringing but the child still end up being deviants. Poverty breeds deviant behavior. Police have a responsibility they have to be pro-active and in many cases turn a crime infested area to a decent one. If stuff like what is happening in the South side were to happen in the business district and affluent areas the PD would be pro-active instead of c=siting on their thumbs…


        • Just like I keep saying that we need to defend ourselves instead relying on others, the same applies to neighborhoods. Here’s the deal, the cops either have to assume that they’re expected to keep a neighborhood safe for those who want to live in peace or they don’t. If enough of the residents don’t want that there isn’t anything they can do about it.

          They either declare them “no go zones” and let them kill each other, or they fight back as best they can. Who would want to go to a neighborhood day after day where the residents have no respect for life. The cops aren’t psychologists and I’m not sure that’s what’s needed here.

          A group will either respect each other and each other’s belongings or they won’t. If the only standard they abide by is “don’t do that or you get killed or go to jail” that is worse than a two-year-old’s moral standards. Instead of trying to raise themselves to an acceptable standard of behavior they have decided to establish a jungle standard.

          Maybe an approach might be to set up a jungle, let those that like that live in there. They can kill and maim each other all they like. Everyone else can live outside of that environment. Instead of going to jail they can just throw you into the jungle.

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          • The last paragraph is an idea but if you think about it you’ve just described a prison.
            I’m sure there are decent people who follow the law and want to live in a peaceful environment but they are afraid of the gangs and don’t trust Police. Maybe an outreach program could help. Not too long ago the Police Athletic League used to set up programs like boxing, and football to work with the youth as part of gaining trust from the neighborhood
            Don’t think a city gov’t would have a no go zone because it denotes they have lost control over their city….


        • Said a different way, they need to give them their guns back and the neighbors partner with the cops to take back their neighborhoods. If they don’t they need to move. It isn’t up to the cops to “fix it” by themselves.

          I am not at all kidding when I say I’d lock ’em all in there and not let them out. One way or the other the problem would be solved. For those who don’t want that lifestyle and have proven their ability to live decently, they could come out. For those that constantly cause trouble, that’s where they belong. If they don’t survive, great. If they do they can prey on each other.

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        • So now you give credence to study results (ones that you deem credible, no doubt)?

          Police have no legal and special duty/responsibility to be pro-active and turn crime-infested areas into a decent one. Sources: Warren vs. DC and public duty doctrine.

          If stuff like what is happening in the South side were to happen in the business district and affluent areas the demorats in charge of this town would be pro-active instead of siting on their thumbs…

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    • Doesn’t matter what the police do. Gang members won’t cooperate. Their “family” is all that matters.


    • Kinda hard to “retrain” police when dealing with animals who will NEVER cooperate.


      • I agree. These are good documentaries. They point out a few ugly truths. It should be obvious that what we’re doing isn’t working. We are starting from a point that says, these people are entitled to the same rights and protections as us. Maybe we need to think about that.

        These civil rights are based on “civility”. In a society all its members are supposed to be striving for a common good. You can’t have a society where some do not recognize their obligations. This is especially true when those individuals are actively violating the rights of others to be safe and unmolested.

        If an area is a threat it seems that we either have to regain control of the area or eliminate it. We can see from the video that its all one big party from the streets to prison and back. On any node of the journey we are paying for this.

        So, maybe at its simplest, the best we can do is to be completely intolerant of this. Prison as we know it isn’t “working”. Let’s try “the jungle”. As long as we can keep them in there what do we have to lose? They either organize, work and feed themselves or they die.

        Later, if we want to offer some alternative for those that seem to adapt, we can. But the message must be clear. You are not going to do that here. You may get shot on the street, or you may go to The Jungle, but you are not going to terrorize us.

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      • If they are dealing with untrained animals then a trained and organized Police force can overcome the challenge and control the untrained animals….


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