Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Chiraq carnage: Toddler and man shot dead in alley, pregnant woman wounded

North Lawndale
Of my twenty-or-so urban exploration expeditions only once did I think that there was a good possibility that I was about to be shot. And that was last winter in North Lawndale, where the latest Chiraq atrocity occurred.

From ABC Chicago:
A man and a 2-year-old boy were killed and a pregnant woman was injured Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on Chicago's West Side.

The boy was identified as Lavontay White, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. The man's identity was not immediately released.

The three victims were shot while sitting in a car in the 2300-block of South Kenneth Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood, police said. They were in an alley between South Kenneth and South Kostner when a man ran up to the car and fired multiple shots into the vehicle.

Police were reviewing a Facebook Live stream that appears to show the shooting and aftermath. In it, a woman and man are seen driving in a car with a toddler visible at times in the back seat. Shots ring out, prompting the woman to run from the car, yelling for help. The police's rundown of the triple shooting closely matches that same narrative.
Most likely this was a street gang related shooting, which, and I hate to keep repeating myself, but gang activity, not guns, are what is behind Chicago's killing spree.

In related news, one of the two pre-teen Chicago girls shot on Saturday on the South Side died today.

Related post:

(Photos) Abandoned homes in Chicago's violent North Lawndale neighborhood


Holding My Nose said...

I am sure that BLM activists will turn out in force to denounce this senseless violence during Black History Month./s off

John Ruberry said...

As well as denounce the street gang that this creep was likely a member of.