Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

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Sun Times: A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 20 others — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.
The toddler was critically wounded in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side about 10:10 p.m. Friday night. Jason Ares suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.
Sandra Steve, the boy’s aunt, said her sister and the boy’s father heard gunshots and peaked between two homes when someone fired shots from the front of the home, striking the toddler. A group of two females and a male walked past them, and when they reached the end of the block the male turned around and fired, striking the boy in the right hip and abdomen. The child was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. He was listed in critical condition.
Family members told the Sun-Times that the boy was doing better after undergoing surgery early Saturday. Three people are in custody in connection with the shooting, and charges against them are pending, police said.
The weekend’s first shooting happened about 6 p.m., Friday when a 13-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said. Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the right foot and three 14-year-old boys were each shot in the left leg, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition, police said. A 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the abdomen and was treated at the scene, police said.
Loretta Young, 31, who lives near the site of the shooting, said she was watching a television newscast about 11-year-old shooting victim Shamiya Adams when she heard gunfire.
She said she immediately rushed to the shooting site because her 14-year-old daughter was outside her home. “I went looking for my daughter and walked past the dead boy on street and two other bodies on the street,” Young said. “When it is your child, you will walk through a war zone. I found my daughter, and she was OK. She ran on someone’s porch.”
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 12:25 p.m. Sunday in West Garfield Park. A 53-year-old man was shot in the left foot in the 4000 block of West Lexington Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. Details on the shooting’s circumstances weren’t immediately available.
At least 12 other people have been shot across the city since 6 p.m. Friday.
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0 responses to “Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

  1. Chicago is going to have a difficult time getting control of the idea that people have weapons. So far, the majority of the shootings are being done by under-aged kids. I have no idea where kids are getting their hands on weapons, that part alludes me, but I have always lived in areas where guns are ALWAYS around. So adults are VERY secure with weapons. If a child has a weapon in hand, there is an adult right there with them showing them how to use it. (I was taught how to shoot starting at age 5).
    Since Chicago has always been a “black market” where guns are concerned, I can only conclude that is why so many kids have them. They got on the street from criminal activity, and it’s going to take YEARS to clean up, unless Chicago does something radical, like holding free gun training classes for EVERYONE. Kids should even be allowed to enter with an adult. But God forbid the Chicago government do something that just MIGHT be a good thing.

    • Chicago has a major gang problem – from this 2012 article they have 59 gangs with over 625 fractions. But instead of tackling the problem head on, police cower to what they fear is more gang violence. “Chief Roti also expressed concern about the possibility that such maps would stigmatize any particular Chicago neighborhood as being affiliated with gangs. “That not only goes into people buying homes,” he said. “That could go into businesses looking to start there.” Heaven forbid people be aware of the gangs in their own community.
      Then you’ve got a city that cowers to the Black Panthers. Chicago trying to arrest gang members, Black Panthers protest: https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/06/04/chicago-trying-to-arrest-gang-members-black-panthers-protest/
      Fred Hampton Jr., the son of slain Black Panther Fred Hampton Sr., led a handful of other activists who condemned the Republican senator’s idea, which he floated last month. Hampton Jr., 43, called the proposal a war on the African-American community and charged it would encourage police to stop, question, harass and arrest young black men. “This is nothing other than a euphemism for an intense war to be waged against the black community,” said Hampton Jr.
      As if the war being waged by gangs members against the community is non-existent.
      When you’ve got a mayor who loves him a good crisis and a community that is afraid to examine the realities of gangs, you end up with perpetual victims/victim mentality.

  2. Thanks DCG. I didn’t have to even research that vote.

  3. I think the time has come to where we might want to start a weekly pool on guessing on how many got shot and/or killed ……..Could be rather interesting !

    • Geez japoa…thanks…I thought that’s what this was already!!! That’s why I clicked in…I think we guessed last week, too…so I saw a trend & thought it was a new guessing game.
      Once I lived in a really COLD climate & we kept ourselves entertained all the LONG LONG winter with a guessing game: We towed a junked car out onto a frozen lake. The entire community/county/ area/state …whatever ….took bets ( in a jar) on when it would get warm enough to allow the car to sink. The person/people who guessed the right date would win all the betting money in the jar.
      Yeah, yeah…I know….not the stuff that movies are made of….but, you know, it’s the human condition….the “way life is” where I lived….& in one region or another–they exhibit their own “ways” ….just like the continued & expected violence and death in Chicago. We’ve come to know Chicago by that “way of life.” I certainly don’t want to “make light” of people being shot to death in Chicago. But, really, when it has gotten to the point of expected outcome, of NON-surprise, of “the Chicago Way,” then, certainly…you can make book on it.

      • And the sad thing is I was born and raised there . Left in ’85……….There’s only one reason I would go back . Deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s , nothing finer than that . It’s pizza to die for ……oooops , pun intended

  4. Ahh Chicago, where every Friday is Opening Day; where there are no bag limits and neither doe permit nor license is required.

  5. These are black-on-black shootings, right? So what ever happened to the hardline black Mamas & Grandmamas who used to kick their kids’ butts but good when they got out of line?
    As for gangs, they were probably ALL originally started by CIA-hired-Punks to infiltrate, disrupt & terrorize black neighborhoods & families (CIA brought drugs to black neighborhoods ages ago, so why not gangs, too?) That, or mercenaries to create a “gun control fear-frenzy” because, WHO in their right mind shoots toddlers on purpose? If there are ANY sane black men left in those areas, they should take control each of his own neighborhood by patroling the streets, etc. like other black men have done in other areas.


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