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This is Chiraq: 16 people wounded in MLK Day weekend shootings

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This was the stat when I scheduled this post on Sunday afternoon. Don’t be surprised if the number is higher on Monday morning.

From MyFoxChicago: At least 16 people have been wounded by gunfire across Chicago since the start of Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

The most recent shooting happened early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Two men, ages 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked car about 12:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 21st Street when someone fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

The younger man was struck in his left forearm, and the older man suffered a gunshot wound that penetrated through his shoulder to his chest, police said. Another person in the car drove them to Saint Anthony Hospital, where the older man was listed in serious condition and the younger man’s condition was stabilized, police said. The older man was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Nearly 4 hours earlier, a 16-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood. The boy was sitting in his vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage when an unknown male approached and fired shots, police said. The boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition stabilized.

Two people were shot about 20 minutes earlier during an altercation in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were at a gathering in the 5300 block of West North Avenue when the altercation broke out, and someone took out a gun and fired shots, police said.

The man was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said. The woman was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a graze wound to her head. She was in good condition. The shooting ended a stretch of almost 16 hours on Saturday in which nobody was shot.

At 4:39 a.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot at a Back of the Yards restaurant drive-thru on the South Side. The man was sitting in the drive-thru lane in the 1400 block of West 47th Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left armpit, and his condition stabilized.

Three people were shot just after 4 a.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Someone fired shots at a party in the 3900 block of West Arthington, striking three people, police said. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the neck and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. A 37-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the right side of his face. The third person, a male whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the chest and back and was also taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. A 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks near Madison and Kilbourn, police said. He took himself to Loretto Hospital, where he was in good condition.

At least six other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Last year, 39 people were shot — 10 of them fatally — during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

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2017: Chicago’s homicides outnumber US military casualties 18:1

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The moniker “Chiraq” aptly earned.

As reported by Michael W. Chapman at CNSNews.com: There were 664 homicides in Chicago in 2017* and, for comparison, 37 casualties in the U.S. military in its myriad operations around the globe. That’s according to data from the Chicago Tribune and from the Department of Defense’s press office.

*HeyJackass! shows the final homicide tally at 675.

The Chicago deaths are for the period Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017; the military deaths are from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2017, which is the latest update on casualties by the DoD posted so far. (There may have been a few more military casualties in December.)

From the data available, it shows that Chicago suffered 17.9 times more homicides than the U.S. military worldwide — combat and non-combat related deaths — last year.

For Chicago, 664 homicides — murders by shooting or other means (not including suicides) — averages to 1.8 homicides every day of the year.

For the U.S. military, some of the deaths were combat related and some were non-combat related. For instance, the first death, on Jan. 7, 2017, was a non-combat related incident. Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, died in the incident, which is under investigation.

On Jan. 29, 2017, Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill., died in “the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida,” said the DoD.

On April 8, 2017, Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, 37, of Edgewood, Md., was killed in the Nangarghar Province of Afghanistan when “his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations,” reported the DoD.

U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan since October 2001, more than 16 years ago.  U.S. troops have been in Iraq since March 2003, more than 14 years ago.

The Chicago homicides are monitored and documented by the Chicago Tribune staff 24 hours a day, according to their website, “Crime in Chicagoland.”

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This is Chiraq: 5 dead, 20 wounded in Christmas weekend shootings

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It’s not all bad news: A conceal carry permit holder provided a taxpayer relief shot in one of these shootings.

From MyFoxChicago: Five men were killed and at least 20 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the four-day Christmas holiday weekend.

The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened on Christmas Day in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Albert Abu, 57, was standing outside at 12:14 a.m. Monday on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Wabash when two males walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Abu, who lived on the same block, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:28 a.m.

About 6:15 p.m. Sunday, 37-year-old Corey Haggard was fatally shot when he attempted to rob a concealed carry permit holder outside a store in the South Loop, police and the medical examiner’s office said. The 31-year-old victim was walking out of a store in the 1200 block of South Jefferson when the attempted robber pulled out a gun and demanded money. After the suspect stole his property, the victim shot the man in the chest. The man – identified as Haggard, who lived in the Lawndale neighborhood – was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:37 p.m. Monday.

A man was gunned down at 5:31 p.m. Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. A witness said 19-year-old Janaria T. Moore was standing in the 11200 block of South Michigan when someone got out of a dark-colored SUV and fired shots before taking off in an unknown direction, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Moore suffered a gunshot wound to his back and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:42 p.m.

About three hours earlier, a 21-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old man was wounded in an Austin neighborhood shooting on the West Side. The men were sitting on a back porch at 2:34 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand when another male walked up, fired shots and ran off in an unknown direction, authorities said. The younger man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:12 p.m. His identity has not been released. The older man was shot in the ankle and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 4:45 a.m. Saturday and left a man dead and a woman wounded on the South Side. Jerry Minard, 24, and the 18-year-old woman were in a vehicle heading south in the 5900 block of South Western when a van pulled alongside them in traffic and someone inside fired shots, authorities said. Minard was struck in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 1:42 p.m. Sunday. The woman was shot in the right leg and also taken to Stroger, where her condition was stabilized.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened about 5 p.m. Christmas Day in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the left leg and left hand in the 6300 block of South Hamilton, police said. She took herself to Holy Cross Hospital, but her condition was not known.

At least 17 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between 4 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Last year, 59 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend, leaving 11 dead.

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This is Chiraq: 16 shot with 5 dead, including a 15-year-old boy, during weekend shootings

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Heckuva job mayor!

I scheduled this post on Sunday afternoon. Expect the number to be higher come Monday morning.

The good mayor should be more worried about the number of shootings and deaths in his gun-controlled town than making the city a “Trump-free” zone.

From MyFoxChicago: Shootings across Chicago have left 5 people dead and 11 more wounded since Friday afternoon. In a particularly violent six hours of the weekend, nine people were shot — three fatally — in attacks Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The most fatal recent shooting took the life of a 15-year-old boy as he rode in a car Sunday morning in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 6:50 a.m., someone in a white vehicle crashed into the back of the car the boy was riding in and then someone fired shots into it, striking the boy in the head, according to Chicago Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene in the 5100 block of West 47th Street.

Earlier Sunday, a man was found dead in the driveway of a home in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The man, whose exact age was unknown, suffered a gunshot wound to his head was found by officers responding to a call of shots fired about 1:54 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Iowa, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has not confirmed either death as of Sunday morning.

On Saturday night, a man and woman were killed and another man was critically wounded in a shooting in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 9:40 p.m., they were traveling south in a four-door sedan in the 5900 block of South Richmond when someone fired shots from the sidewalk, authorities said. The 25-year-old man and 21-year-old woman who were shot were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released. The other man, age 20, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his arms and legs.

About five hours earlier, a 20-year-old woman was killed and an 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. They were sitting in a vehicle about 3:40 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Emerald when someone in a passing dark-colored Audi fired shots, authorities said. The woman was shot in her body and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:15 p.m. Her identity hasn’t been released. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and showed up at St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened at 2:23 a.m. Sunday in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. A 36-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when someone came up to him in the 5500 block of South State and fired shots, striking him in his chest, police said. He took himself to Provident Hospital for treatment and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

About 10 minutes earlier, a man was seriously wounded in a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting. The 37-year-old was walking on a sidewalk at 2:12 a.m. when someone in a vehicle opened fire in the 2500 block of West Potomac, according to police. He showed up at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and was later transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

About an hour and a half earlier, two men, ages 22 and 29, were wounded in a South Deering neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. The men were in a parked vehicle at 12:33 a.m. when shots were fired in an alley in the 10200 block of South Commercial, police said. The younger man was shot in the abdomen and the older man suffered a gunshot wound to his left knee. Both were taken to Trinity Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

At least five more people were wounded in shootings since Friday evening. Last weekend, 19 people were shot — five of them fatally.

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This is Chiraq: 7 dead and 36 shot over Thanksgiving weekend

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Chiraq now at 629 homicides and 3,326 people shot for the year.

According to Taiyesha Baker’s logic, those Chicago women sure are raising detriments to society.

From MyFoxChicago: Seven men were killed and at least 36 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which began Wednesday night.

The latest killing happened about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when one man was killed and another was critically wounded in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police. The men were standing on a street corner in the 2600 block of West 63rd when three males walked up and fired shots in their direction.

A man who was thought to be between 18 and 21 years old was shot in the chest, and a 27-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach. They were both taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the younger man died and the older man was listed in critical condition. The Cook County medical examiner’s office didn’t immediately confirm the death.

About 11 hours earlier, another man was killed in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Mario Gaines, 18, was shot multiples time when another male walked up and fired at him about 10:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Gaines was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he died. He lived about three blocks from where he was shot.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was gunned down in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found Hakeem Murray lying on the ground in the 6400 block of South Calumet, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Murray had been shot multiple times and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m. He lived in the Englewood neighborhood.

About 5:05 p.m., 23-year-old Daniel Nash was killed in a Lawndale neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side. He was in the 1500 block of South Ridgeway when a person walked up, fired shots and ran away, authorities said. Nash, who lived in downstate Fairview Heights, was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later.

Another man was killed at 10:18 a.m. Friday in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 22-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle in the 10000 block of South Avenue M when someone shot at him from another vehicle, authorities said. He suffered a gunshot wound to his body and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:09 a.m. His identity has not been released.

At 1:26 a.m. Friday, 27-year-old Daimmyon Hackman was shot to death during a robbery in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. He was sitting in a vehicle in the 7500 block of South St. Lawrence when someone walked up, pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery, authorities said. Hackman, of downstate Bloomington, refused to comply and the robber shot him in his left armpit. He was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 2:28 a.m.

At 1:35 a.m. Thursday, another man was gunned down in a separate Chatham neighborhood attack. James Jones, 38, was driving south through an alley with a female passenger in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males, authorities said. He 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. Jones, who lived in the neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female was able to get out of the vehicle and run away unharmed after the shooting, police said. She was not cooperating with investigators.

At least 35 other people were wounded in citywide shootings throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including a man shot early Thursday on the Eisenhower Expressway. Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw 68 people shot across the city, eight of them fatally.

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Thanksgiving in Chiraq: 2 dead, 9 others shot

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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.

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This is Chiraq: 3-year-old boy among 16 shot, 1 fatally, in weekend violence

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From MyFoxChicago (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A 3-year-old boy was among 16 people shot, one fatally, in separate incidents across Chicago since Friday evening.

The boy was shot and seriously wounded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday while traveling in the back seat of a car in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

The westbound car stopped at a stop sign in the first block of East 60th Street when another vehicle pulled up on the passenger side and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police. The car’s driver sped away from the shooting before realizing his only passenger, the 3-year-old boy, was shot in the back.

The driver took the boy to Holy Cross Hospital, where the white Pontiac Grand Am could be seen with at least four bullet holes, surrounded by crime scene tape at the emergency entrance. The boy “suffered what appears to be a graze wound” and was transferred in “serious-but-stable” condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

At least 13 other people were wounded in separate Chicago shootings between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Last weekend, two men were killed and 26 others were wounded in citywide shootings.

Read about all the shootings here.

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