Monday, February 01, 2016

Chicago area expressway shootings double in one year

Eisenhower Expressway, Chicago
Gangbangers aren't just shooting at each other in the neighborhoods--they're firing away on the interstates too.

From ABC Chicago:
Chicago-area highways are getting more dangerous, and it's not because of traffic accidents. Shootings on local expressways have more than doubled in the past year.

When the ABC7 I-Team first dug up the numbers last May, the majority of highways shootings were happening overnight. Now, new records show the danger on the road is creeping into rush hour.

Two days ago on I-57, a BMW was riddled with bullets and its driver crashed into a concrete wall as he tried avoid the gunfire - the latest sign of a surge in shootings on Chicago-area highways.

In 2010, there were just 6 expressway shootings. Four years later, the number jumped to 19. And just-released numbers show that last year, there were 40 shootings on local expressways.
Gang activity is of course to blame for most of the shootings.

The good news, for me at least, is the expressway that is just two blocks from my home, the Edens, recorded no shootings in 2015.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

If it wasn't for those southern redneck gun sellers the gang bangers would be throwing rocks at each other.