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Where’s the #GunControlNow crowd? Four killed, 25 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Four men were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Monday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:20 p.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Two men were standing on a sidewalk in the 5500 block of West Haddon when someone wearing all black clothing fired shots from an alley, according to Chicago Police.

Marquell Hicks, 23, suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in the Logan Square neighborhood.

The other man, 19, was shot in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

Earlier in the morning, a 32-year-old man was killed and another was wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

About 3:30 a.m., the men were driving in the 3000 block of West Jackson Boulevard when a vehicle that was following them pulled up beside them and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The 32-year-old was shot in his neck and back of the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died. The 33-year-old was shot in his arm, and was in good condition at the same hospital, according to authorities.

A 22-year-old was shot and killed about 12:35 a.m. in the South Side Roseland neighborhood.

Daniel Carter, 22, was arguing with someone he knew in the 11000 block of South State Street when someone pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to authorities. Carter was struck in his neck, chest and leg, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died about 8 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the Fernwood neighborhood.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Titus Daily, 40, was shot dead after several people approached him and shot him in the 9300 block of South Luella, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 2:50 a.m. Monday in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot and found the 20-year-old with gunshot wounds to the face and groin about 2:50 a.m. in the 10700 block of South Avenue O, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

About 15 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 35-year-old was walking when a black minivan drove by and someone inside fired shots at 2:36 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 39th Place, according to police. He was shot in the leg and was taken to Saint Anthony Hospital where his condition stabilized.

A third man was wounded Monday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 19-year-old was driving southbound when he heard shots and felt pain at 12:02 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Laramie. He was shot in the right shoulder and suffered a graze wound to the head. He was taken to West Suburban hospital where his condition stabilized, police said.

On Sunday, 13 men were wounded in shootings across Chicago during a 24-hour period, including a 63-year-old man, a man who was sitting in a wheelchair, and a man shot during an attempted carjacking.

A 55-year-old man was shot as he drove off from an attempted carjacking near the border of the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

About 10:30 p.m., the man was stopped at a red light in the 8700 block of South King Drive when two people walked up to him and demanded his vehicle, according to police. As the man sped off, the people opened fire and struck him in the leg, police said. He drove himself to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 63-year-old was shot in an abandoned house in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was inside the house about 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 70th Place when someone pulled out a gun and shot him in his leg and groin area, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.

Last weekend, 39 people were wounded and 4 were killed in city gun violence.

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This is Chiraq: 23 shot, 2 killed Monday in less than 24 hours

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Why isn’t the #GunControlNow crowd marching in the streets of Chicago?

From MyFoxChicago: Twenty-three people were shot between about 12:20 a.m. and about 10:50 p.m. Monday in shootings across the city, including ten people who were shot in two late-night attacks on the South Side.

Between 10:45 p.m. and 10:50 p.m., one person was killed and nine were wounded in two shootings in the West Pullman and Bronzeville neighborhoods.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 10:50 p.m., after a shoot-out in West Pullman that left three others wounded, according to Chicago Police.

A woman and two teens were walking outside when someone fired shots in the 12300 block of South Yale, police said. Witnesses told police that a 19-year-old man who was killed in the shooting fired the first shots from a gangway and an unknown person returned fire.

The man, identified as Denzel V. Nelson, was struck in the face and chest and was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in West Pullman.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the arm and was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital where his condition was stabilized. Area South detectives were investigating the shooting.

The other fatal shooting Monday happened in the Far South Side Eden Green neighborhood, police said.

Derrick D. Golden, 46, was in a vehicle with a female passenger about 3 p.m. when she got into an argument with someone in the 13300 block of South Prairie, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Shortly after, shots rang out and Golden was struck 5-7 times in his chest, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

Five minutes before the four were shot in West Pullman, six people were shot near Ellis Park in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

The group was standing near the park when someone opened fire about 10:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of Vincennes, according to police. A 15-year-old boy was among those wounded. He was shot in the ankle and was taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 20-year-old man was shot in the hip and in both legs. Both of their conditions had stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A 24-year-old man and 22-year-old man were both shot in the ankle and taken to the same hospital where they were both in good condition, police said.

A 19-year-old man was struck by four bullets. He was shot twice in the hip, once in the buttocks and once in the arm and was taken to North Western Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said. Area South detectives were investigating.

Five minutes before that, a man was found shot in an alley in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

About 10:40 p.m., officers found the 22-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the 1100 block of South Mayfield, according to preliminary information from police. The circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately known. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition stabilized, police said.

On Sunday, 19 people were shot, two fatally.

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This is Chiraq: 11 shootings (3 killed) during three-hour span

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Year-to-date totals: 964 shot and wounded, 187 shot and killed and 1,151 total shot.

Guess they need more gun control laws…

From Fox News: Chicago police say at least 11 people were shot, including three who died, in a three-hour span on the city’s South and West sides.

Police say six people were shot at a part in the West Woodlawn neighborhood at around 1 a.m. Sunday. One of them, a 39-year-old man, died.

The other five people who were shot were 24- and 21-year-old men who suffered leg wounds, a 21-year-old man who was grazed in the head, a 24-year-old woman who was shot in an arm, and a 19-year-old man who was shot in the back.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the other people killed Sunday were a 29-year-old man who was shot while sitting in a vehicle and a man who was shot and drove himself to a hospital, where he died.

Also: A 12-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet in another incident. From MyFoxChicago:

A 12-year-old boy was struck by stray gunfire Saturday afternoon in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.

At 4:19 p.m., the boy was standing in the 300 block of East 130th Street when two males started shooting at each other, according to Chicago Police.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said.”

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Illinois demorats propose national firearms licensing system

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Press release from representative Bobby Rush, dated June 6:

“Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018.  This legislation would prohibit unlicensed gun-ownership and transferring or receiving firearms without a valid firearms license, as well as direct the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system.

Rush first introduced this legislation in 2007 and subsequently reintroduced it in 2009 and 2013.  This bill is named after Blair Holt, a Chicago Julian High School honor student who was gunned down protecting his friend when a gunman opened fire while they were riding home from school on a crowded public transit bus.

“Americans are demanding that Congress take real action to prevent gun violence and we must address this issue head on and do our part to prevent the senseless mass killings and shooting deaths in cities across this nation,” said Rush.  “I am grateful that Senator Duckworth has joined in this tireless effort to provide commonsense solutions to the epidemic of gun violence plaguing America.  We cannot continue to stand by and abdicate our responsibilities to the very communities that depend on us,” said Rush.

“People are dying and Congress has not only the power, but also the duty to act by passing common-sense solutions like this one that would help prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands,” Duckworth said.  “We owe it to the countless and growing number of firearm violence victims to take action.  I don’t want my daughters to have to grow up in a country that won’t protect them from firearm violence, which is why I’m proud to join Congressman Rush in this effort and we will keep pushing until all of America’s children are safe.”

Modeled in part after the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) statute, the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018 would:

  • Protect the public against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of qualifying firearms to unlicensed individuals.
  • Ensure that owners of qualifying firearms are knowledgeable in the safe use, handling, and storage of those firearms.
  • Restrict the availability of qualifying firearms to criminals, children, and other persons prohibited by federal law from receiving firearms.
  • Require universal background checks for all purchases or transfers of firearms.
  • Facilitate the tracing of qualifying firearms used in crime by federal and state law enforcement agencies.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 315 people are shot with a gun every day in the United States.  Of those injured, 93 people die.

We must use all available resources to immediately tackle this gun violence epidemic and this legislation aims to do just that.  The cost of gun violence is too high, with human life and suffering that is immeasurable — that is more than enough reason for us to enact commonsense reforms like those proposed in this bill,” said Rush.”

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Liberal utopia: Chicago leads US in underwater homes

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From MyFoxChicago: The U.S. housing market has been on the rebound in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but one major city has thousands of homes that remain underwater.

A recent report from the real estate website Zillow shows Chicago leading the country with 254,000 homes in negative equity. Twenty percent of the quarter million people with underwater mortgages owe double the current value of the home.

Los Angeles, the only other U.S. metro area bigger than Chicago, had 74,000 underwater homes, while San Francisco had 20,000.

Cities that were hardest hit by the housing crisis have rebounded. Less than 10% of homes in Las Vegas are underwater, and Miami has an underwater rate of 8.7%.

The appreciation of home values in the Chicago area has decreased over the years in part by crime, unfunded pensions and taxes.

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Gun control, Chiraq style: 35 people shot over Memorial Day weekend, 6 killed

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This was the tally as of 3:00 pm on Memorial Day. Expect the final numbers to go up by Tuesday morning.

The number of shootings are similar to last year, according to the report. This despite police deploying an extra 1,000 officers over the weekend and working with the FBI and ATF have to carry out “precision raids,” which resulted in more than 100 arrests and confiscation of 46 guns since Thursday.

From CBS Chicago: A 15-year-old boy was shot while walking in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood around 11 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The shooting is one of 35 reported over the weekend so far, according to police, who said six people have died from gunfire.

The teenager was walking on Cullerton Street near Wolcott Avenue when a dark-colored minivan pulled up and someone started shooting at him, police said. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Chicago police say the number of shootings reported this year are similar to last year.

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This is Chiraq: A start to their weekend includes 11 shot, 4 killed on Friday

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From MyFoxChicago: CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – Four people were killed, and another seven were wounded, in gun violence Friday across Chicago, including a 65-year-old man who was found shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood.

About 11:30 p.m., officers found 65-year-old Earnest Wilson lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his face in the 7100 block of South Euclid Avenue, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Wilson lived in the same block as the shooting.

Earlier in the evening, two people were killed in a Back of the Yards shooting. The shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South May. Erica Frazier, 47, and a 51-year-old man were both struck in their torsos and died at University of Chicago Hospital, officials said. Frazier lived in the same block as the shooting. Area Central detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

About 2 a.m., a man was found shot to death in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. Officers found Ronald Brooks, 32, shot in the chest in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, authorities said. Brooks was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He lived in Englewood.

In Friday’s most recent nonfatal shooting, three men were wounded in the Austin neighborhood. About 10 p.m., the men were standing in an alley when a dark-colored car drove up in the first block of North Leclaire and someone inside fired shots, police said. A 20-year-old was shot in his shoulder and arm. He was taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park in serious condition. The two other men, ages 30 and 34, were shot in their legs and were taken to the same hospital, where their conditions stabilized.

About 4:45 p.m., a 26-year-old man was wounded in the Fernwood neighborhood. The man was shot in the chest in the 300 block of West 104th Place, according to police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn by paramedics in serious condition. He was not able to tell investigators about the circumstances of the shooting and witnesses at the scene were uncooperative.

Two men, ages 27 and 19, were wounded in a shooting about 2:30 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The older man was walking outside in the 11600 block of South Indiana when the younger man got into an argument with a group of males inside a vehicle, police said. Someone in the vehicle fired shots and the older man was struck in the left leg and the younger man was struck in one of his feet. Paramedics took both men to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

About 1:30 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the West Lawn neighborhood. The man was sitting in a vehicle in the 4500 block of West 66th Place when someone fired shots at him, police said. He was struck in both his legs and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Area Central detectives were investigating the shooting.

In addition to the seven people wounded in gun violence, a man accidentally shot himself Friday evening in Englewood. The 25-year-old shot himself in the leg about 5:20 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Union, police said. His condition stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital. It wasn’t immediately clear if he would faces charges.

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