At Least 17 Shot Friday into Saturday Night in Mayor Johnson’s Chicago

Brandon Johnson, addresses the crowd before President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the Old Post Office in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

At least 17 people were shot, one of them fatally, Friday into Saturday night in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago.

The one shooting fatality occurred Friday around 11:40 p.m., when a man approached a 45-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman and opened fire, ABC 7/Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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The man and woman were standing in “in the 3300 block of West 16th Street” when the gunman approached and the 45-year-old was shot multiple times. He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival.

The woman was shot once and her wound was not life-threatening.

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At least 30 people were shot last weekend in Mayor Johnson’s Chicago, and three of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds, Breitbart News noted.

According to the Sun-Times, 441 people were killed in Chicago January 1 through September 30.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at



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