Thursday, July 28, 2016

2 dead and 2 wounded at Chiraq party over parking space, witness dies of asthma attack

Abandoned home in
the Back of the Yards
Chicago's abysmal finances--and rampant senseless violence--are the reason that the city's mayor, former Bill Clinton White House advisor and Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is keeping a very role profile at the Democratic National Convention.

Here's the latest Chiraq carnage.

From ABC Chicago:
Two people were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting at a South Side party. A 16-year-old girl who witnessed the shooting suffered an asthma attack at the scene and later died.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified two of the people who died overnight: Jessica Williams, 16, of the 12000-block of South State Street and Denzel Childs, 25. Authorities did not release his address. The identity of the third victim, a 33-year-old woman, has not yet been released.

Police said a group of people was gathered in the 800-block of West 50th Place in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood just before 12:20 a.m. Thursday. That's when someone walked up, fired several shots and ran away. The 33-year-old woman was shot in the neck. She was rushed to St. Bernard Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Denzel Childs suffered several gunshot wounds to the neck, hand and chest. He was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Paula Griffin Golden, Childs' mother, said he was a father of two and that he was killed over a parking space someone wanted from him. She couldn't believe someone would take her son's life over something so petty.
One party guest told ABC Chicago that the Moes, a faction of the Black P Stone Nation street gang, were the shooters.

I hate to keep repeating myself, but Chicago has a street gang problem. Gun violence is just a symptom.


Holding My Nose said...

We just need more gun control so that the street gangs can't get any more guns. Then they will just have to get by with the ones the already have, but "fewer guns on the street" is good public policy, no?

John Ruberry said...

Street gangs have a foothold in the Chicago political system. Perhaps more than that. Not with Rahm to be fair, but among some City Council members and state reps. A much needed all-out-war on gangs will unearth some embarrassing relationships.