Chicago erupted in violence over the June 1st weekend with a staggering 84 people shot, 24 of whom were fatally shot.
More than half of the weekend’s victims were shot on Sunday as the city dealt with violent protests and looting.
The numbers are in and they are bad news for the Dem leaders of that city.
From The Chicago Sun-Times:
Twenty-four people were killed and at least 61 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year so far, which also saw widespread protests, riots and looting throughout the city in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
More than half of the weekend’s victims were shot on Sunday as the city reeled from violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arrests and the implementation of a curfew.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Monday that of the total fatal shootings over the weekend, 17 homicides occurred on Sunday alone. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed 15 for Sunday, with another three at unknown locations.
The weekend’s toll surpasses the tally from the same weekend in 2019, when 52 people were wounded — 8 fatally — in citywide gun violence.
The latest fatal shooting happened Sunday night in West Garfield Park on the West Side.
Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert for gunfire found the 18-year-old shot in the right side of her head at 10:51 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Van Buren Street, according to Chicago police. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several hours before that, a man was killed and two other people were wounded in Austin on the West Side.
They were standing outside with a group about 8:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Madison Street when someone fired shots, according to police. The 27-year-old man was hit in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
An 18-year-old woman was also shot three times in the leg and a 21-year man was hit in the foot, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai in fair condition.
Another man was killed about half an hour earlier in Burnside on the South Side.
He was driving about 8 p.m. in the 900 block of East 93rd Street when someone in a dark-colored Grand Prix started shooting, police said. The man was hit several times in the head and crashed his vehicle in the same block moments later. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
85 shot, 24 fatally, over one of Chicago's most violent weekends in 60 years https://t.co/8rtfeC8cBQ
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 8, 2020