Chicago gun violence: What is it going to take to get people mad?

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MyFoxChicago: Three men were killed and at least 25 other people were wounded — including a 15-year-old boy — in shootings across Chicago since 5 p.m. Friday.
Officers found a man shot to death in a West Englewood neighborhood home late Saturday on the South Side, police said. The 30-year-old was discovered in a home in the 1700 block of West 59th Street about 11:20 p.m. by officers responding to a call of a person shot, police said. The man was unresponsive at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:39 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man lived in the home where he was found dead, authorities said. A police source said he was a documented gang member.
Early Saturday, a man was killed and three others were hurt in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The four men were inside a vehicle about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the 4400 block of West Van Buren, police said.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the face and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:32 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld Saturday afternoon pending notification of his family.
A 23-year-old was also taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his back. The two other men, ages 23 and 24, were taken to Stroger Hospital. The 23-year-old was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, while the condition of the 24-year-old — who was shot in the buttocks — had stabilized, police said.
About 9:20 p.m. Friday, a man was shot and killed in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. Tony McIntosh, 20, was outside in the 10600 block of South Yates when someone walked up and shot him in the head, police said.
McIntosh was smoking cigarettes on the back porch of his family’s home when the shooting happened, said his aunt, Traci Armstrong, 44. His mother, she said, is a certified nursing assistant and performed CPR on her son before paramedics arrived. “It happened right in front of his mother,” Armstrong said. “It doesn’t seem real. Who does that?”
McIntosh, who lived on the block he was shot, was taken to Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the South Deering neighborhood. About 10:15 a.m., a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were inside a vehicle travelling in the 9500 block of South Jeffery when a white SUV pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, police said.
The 17-year-old was shot in the wrist and thigh. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. The 18-year-old was shot in the back and was taken to the same hospital in serious condition, police said.
The suspects drove away and turned east when they then opened fire and struck a 15-year-old boy in the 2000 block of East 96th Street, police said. The boy was shot in the back, chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
Earlier, a man was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side Sunday morning. The 21-year-old was in a vehicle at a stop sign in the 4600 block of West Adams when a male walked up at 5:38 a.m., police said. He started shooting when the 21-year-old began driving away. The man was shot in the upper lip and drove himself to Loretto Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
At least 18 other people have been shot across the city since 5 p.m. Friday.
This is happening EVERY weekend. When is someone going to do something about the gun violence in Chicago?
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0 responses to “Chicago gun violence: What is it going to take to get people mad?

  1. The question that screams in all our ears is . . . where are all the black leaders (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc) when it comes to horrific violence. Perhaps there is no money to be made from addressing all the deaths which are occurring, mainly in the Southside, where there is a high percentage of African American residents. Week after week, we are dumbfounded by the on-going carnage. Thank you again for keeping us informed as to this deplorable situation.

    • Black-on-black or black-on-hispanic crime deaths do not perpetuate the myth of racial discrimination that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Obama want to preach to the under-educated masses. They want racial warfare, because it keeps the people on the street from looking too closely at what they are doing in Washington.

  2. I just don’t “get” the mindset that is creating all these shootings. Really, I just don’t “get” it. Someone will have to explain why Chicago can’t seem to understand the defensive nature of weapons, instead of continuing to be on a full attack mode. What makes Chicago different from other states and Cities all across America? Didn’t Chicago get the law changed to where they are allowed to carry fire arms as well? How come the violence is so high there still?

    • I don’t know what it is – gangs, lack of leadership, drugs, etc. Whatever it is, you’d think the parents of these kids being shot/killed every weekend would demand some action. Where’s #MomsDemandAction?

    • In Chicago, the only real crime is trying to take care of yourself instead of trusting the government to take care of you.

  3. I just finished a day long course yesterday for my Conceal and Carry Permit and I came away from that class with a way better respect for guns. It was an excellent class jammed full of everything you would ever want to know about carry laws, the psychological aspects of ever having to draw a weapon, etc. Legally armed people are a huge asset to society, they help keep the criminals honest to a degree. Without permits it’s free reign on the law abiding, Chicago is a perfect example of the failure of the liberal gun policies.

  4. I’ll bet if the gangs in Chicago started taking out public officials we’d see some action from the Law Enforcement community.

  5. Hypothetically.

  6. The public officials in Chicago are the enablers for these crimes. They are obviously afraid that a citizen with a gun might injure or kill one of their precious criminals!


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