Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chiraq: 5 dead and at least 32 wounded over Presidents' Day weekend

Altgeld Gardens
As Chicago was blessed with record-breaking warm weather over Presidents' Day weekend, I expected an even worse toll of violence. Over the long weekend Fox Chicago reports that five people were murdered and at least 32 others were wounded. But left out of that tally is the 68-year-old man found dead with a bullet wound in his head in Little Village on the Southwest Side after a SWAT team standoff over a domestic disturbance. Police arrested a 37-year-old man.

Probably not a suicide.

Of Fox Chicago's documented murders, there was one in Austin on the West Side, and one each in Altgeld Gardens, Englewood, Back of the Yards, and Roseland on the South Side.

Last year over Presidents' Day weekend five people were killed in Chiraq and just 19 others were wounded.

The carnage is getting worse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How much longer can this last?
Isn't Chicago running out of young males yet?