Friday, March 31, 2017

Chiraq: 7 dead in four block area in 1 day in South Shore

South Shore Cultural Center
Last night I wrote in amazement about the five people shot to death yesterday afternoon in South Shore on Chicago's South Side.

By the end of the day the total was seven.

From the Chicago Tribune:
The first call of a person shot dead in the South Shore neighborhood came in shortly after noon Thursday. A woman, four months pregnant, had been found in her home with a gunshot wound to her head, according to police.

Less than four hours later, four men were killed when a gunman opened fire at a chicken and fish restaurant less than five blocks east.

Before the day was done, a man and a woman were shot to death just after 11 p.m. in a car in front of the South Shore Cultural Center not far away, police said.

"Again in South Shore?" a woman wondered out loud as she walked past the latest crime scene, at the corner of 71st Street and South Shore Drive.
Yep, again in South Shore. Not even Austin or Englewood has days like this one.

The restaurant shooting occurred in a what you might call "a small family place, good food. [Where] Everyone minds his business." The last killings happened on a very public corner.

The thugs are getting more brazen.

Oh, later in the Tribune article the "car" is referred to as a van. Minivans and vans are often used for narcotics sales in Chiraq.

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