Right before I published this post I saw that the number of kids shot went up from eight to eleven.
Mayor Lightfoot’s “Accountability Monday” meeting should be fun.
MyFoxChicago reports that since Friday night eight children were shot and wounded. The minors were wounded at a “gathering” at an apartment complex on the South Side. From their report:
“Three adults also were wounded in the shooting at the Parkway Gardens housing complex.
Police said a 14-year-old girl, 18-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were listed in critical condition. The girl suffered wounds to her back, shoulder, lower backside and leg, while the woman suffered wounds to her back, shoulder, head and stomach. The man suffered multiple wounds to his leg.
A 20-year-old man who suffered wounds to his face, chest and leg was listed in serious condition.
Another 14-year-old girl, who suffered a gunshot wound to her leg, and a 15-year-old girl with gunshot wounds to her leg and foot were in good condition, police said. The release said the circumstances leading to the shooting weren’t immediately known. Police said the 23-year-old woman was armed with a handgun, but didn’t say whether she fired the weapon.”
And despite having a “Child Access Prevention Law,” three minors were wounded during accidental shootings. These incidents involved a seven-year-old girl holding a gun and shooting an 11-year-old boy; a young boy playing with a gun and shooting an eight-year-old boy; and a 14-year-old girl shot in the cheek by a 15-year-old boy.
I wonder if any adults will be held responsible for allowing children to access their firearms?
Read about all the shootings here.
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