74 People Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend
Seriously, how long before Chicago is officially named a federal disaster area? At least 74 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend beginning Wednesday, July 3.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
One man was killed and six other people wounded in two South Side shootings Sunday, authorities said.
In the latest incident, five people were shot in the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue in Roseland about 8:10 p.m. in what was believed to be a landlord-tenant dispute, officials said.
Sunday’s attacks brought to at least 74 the number of people shot since Wednesday afternoon in Chicago, with 12 of those victims killed.
Four people were transported in serious-to-critical condition from the Forest Avenue shooting by Chicago Fire Department ambulances, fire department spokesman Chief Juan Hernandez said. A fifth person was taken to Roseland Hospital in good-to-fair condition, Hernandez said.
These aren’t just gang members offing each other. Two young boys, ages five and seven, were shot on July 4 and are in critical condition.
Watch a news reports on the bloody weekend below. Chi-Town is living up to its “Chi-raq” nickname in the worst possible way.
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