More Than 70 Shot over July 4th Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 07: Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson announces his retirement during a news conference with Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the Chicago Police Department's headquarters November 7, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Johnson who will retire at the end of the year was promoted to Superintendent in 2016 …
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More than 70 people were shot, 13 of them fatally, over July 4th weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports that a total of 72 people were shot over the holiday weekend, including numerous children.

Among the injured were a 6-year-old girl, a 5-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old boy.

There were 13 shooting fatalities over the holiday weekend, with the deceased ranging from ages 19 to 40.
The 40-year-old was shot to death by someone who alleged he was playing music too loud in his apartment. Someone knocked on the 40-year-old’s front door, complained about the music, and an argument ensued. Thereafter, the person fatally shot the victim.
Breitbart News noted that 32 people were shot Thursday alone in Lightfoot’s Chicago, and a one-month-old girl was among the wounded.

The Sun-Times pointed out there were over 1,892 shootings in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 28, 2021, a 12 percent increase over the same time frame last year.

The paper also noted more than 330 people were killed in Chicago during the first six months of 2021.

Nearly 70 people were shot in Lightfoot’s Chicago during the weekend of June 25-27, 2021.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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