Quiz time! How many people were shot in Chicago over the 4th?

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Chicago Tribune: For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.
Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers.
It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.
Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.
Many of the long weekend’s shootings were on the South Side, clustered in the Englewood, Roseland, Gresham and West Pullman neighborhoods that rank among the most violent in the city.
The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side.  Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.
Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.
Read the rest of the gun violence incidents here.
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0 responses to “Quiz time! How many people were shot in Chicago over the 4th?

  1. Q: How many people were shot in Chicago over the past weekend?
    A: All of them.
    In all honesty, it will soon become easier to report on how many people didn’t get shot in Chicago during any given time.

     
  2. Chicago– strict gun control, just like Mexico!

     
  3. There oughta be a law……PFFFFT

     
  4. 82 !!!!!!
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel must be so proud. But Chicago will always vote Democrat. Goes to show Liberalism = Progressivism = Leftism = Communism truly really is a disorder of the mind and soul.

     
  5. Damn, I answered none. I mean they have all them laws and all.
    What ever could be wrong?

     
  6. Not enough!

     
  7. Technically, wouldn’t “gun control” mean that those who would be prone to use guns to kill other people will feel encouraged by the other people’s lack of guns? Also that would make for an increase in organized crime dealing in firearms, organized crime which has no quality control over the firearms obtained which could be faulty and/or dangerous to the user as well as others. Thus “gun control” means taking away control of the firearms from the more responsible citizenry, and giving it to the organized crime warlords, doesn’t it?
    organized crime warlords that aren’t bound by rules and regulations which makes them much easier to utilize as mercs or hitmen for the govstapo (although it would seem the cops did about the same as any merc hitmen.) If this whole thing is true and peopel did actually die from being shot, the govt. particularly rahm “stasi” emanuel should be held accountable, as the legislation directly resulted in creating an illegal market for firearms and thereby promoted this vile event.

     
  8. But, but, but, this shouldn’t be happening.
    People in Chicago aren’t supposed to have guns.
    /s.
    -Dave

     

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