At Least 44 Shot, 7 Killed, During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

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At least 44 people were shot, seven of them fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Breitbart News noted that over 40 people had already been shot Friday into Saturday night. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the total figure as at least 44 shooting victims by Monday morning.

The Chicago Tribune pointed out that two people were killed around 2:35 a.m. Sunday morning after a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway led to a crash.

Three people were riding in a vehicle when someone began shooting at them. The driver was shot multiple times and crashed. then succumbed to his wounds minutes later. A passenger in the backseat of the vehicle also died.

The Sun-Times noted that the deceased driver was 29-years-old and the deceased rear passenger was 30-years-old. observed that 71 people have been shot and killed in Lightfoot’s Chicago during August 2021. Another 321 sustained non-fatal gunshot wounds during the same month.

Over 20 people were shot and killed last week alone. Breitbart News noted those victims included a 67-year-old grandmother, a 70-year-old woman, and a 26-year-old mother of two.

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 Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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