Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chiraq: 2 dead in separate Eisenhower Expressway shootings

Eisenhower Expressway
Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side passes through the worse neighborhoods in the city. Even so, it's still a shock to learn that that there were too fatal shoots on the Ike just hours apart. At around 5:30am aspiring rapper Johnathon Ortiz was gunned down in his SUV near Laramie. He was later pronounced dead at a West Side hospital. His girlfriend was wounded but she is expected to recover.

About seven hours later and less than a mile away from the site of the Ortiz murder, Devon Almon was shot to death on the expressway near Central, he was declared dead at a suburban hospital. A male passenger was wounded in the same attack.

Illinois State Police say that there have been 41 expressway shootings in Chiraq in 2016.

During Monday's presidential debate, Donald Trump said about urban violence, "You walk down the street, you get shot. In Chicago, they’ve had thousands of shootings, thousands since Jan. 1. Thousands of shootings. And I say, where is this? Is this is a war-torn country? What are we doing?"

What are we doing?

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