Monday, August 06, 2018

Post anti-violence march: 11 shot to death and at least 59 wounded over weekend

Lake Shore Drive blocked by 
protesters
Thursday evening leftist activists held an anti-violence march where they blocked Lake Shore Drive on the North Side of Chicago.

No one expected it to help stem the mayhem in the city, but man oh man, was the most recent weekend a bloody one. Things have gotten worse.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A weekend of gun violence in Chicago left at least 11 people dead and 59 wounded.

Three people were shot Friday evening, 14 were shot Saturday, 47 were shot Sunday and six were shot early Monday, capping off the weekend, which began 5 p.m. Friday and ended 5 a.m. Monday.

The violence reached a peak Sunday, when 30 people were shot during a three-hour span between midnight and 3 a.m. Eight shooting incidents that morning had three or more victims. A single shooting in Gresham wounded eight people, including four teenage girls, as they stood in a courtyard.

The influx of trauma patients at Stroger Hospital was so large Sunday morning, visitors of shooting victims were kept from entering, leaving them to congregate outside near a parking lot.
UPDATE August 12: It appears the final number from the weekend was 12 dead and 74 wounded.

Related post:

Pictures from the Chicago anti-violence march that you won't see in the mainstream media


From my entry today at Da Tech Guy:
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Chicago needs to crack down on illegal expressway-blocking protests

2 comments:

Cal Skinner said...

In Rahm's press conference, he said, "This is not Chicago."

John Ruberry said...

That reminds me of Obama. "This is not who we are as a people." People don't like being talked down to--and Rahm doesn't have the advantage of sounding like Aslan from Narnia. (Not that we fell for Obama's charms.)