56 Shot, at Least Four Fatally, in Gun-Controlled Chicago

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 19: Police secure an area around Mercy Hospital after a gunman opened fire on November 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. A police officer, the gunman and at least two hospital workers were killed during the incident. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Fifty-six people were shot, at least four fatally, over the weekend in gun-controlled Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the violence began with a 12-hour flurry of shootings in which 20 were wounded and two were killed.

As the weekend unfolded bodies were found in parks, gangways, and streets. The shootings included arguments that boiled over, random attacks, and drive-by incidents.

For example, an 18-year-old was killed after the man he was arguing with pulled a gun and shot him multiple times.  A 32-year-old man standing on the street was randomly shot in the head and killed by someone who opened fire and the Daily Mail reports that a 17-year-old “and his girlfriend were walking home at around 12.30 am [Saturday] in the North Lawndale neighborhood when a car passed by and shot them both.” The 17-year-old was hit six times and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Breitbart News reported that at least 50 people were shot in gun-controlled Chicago during the last weekend of May 2019. At that time the weekend was the most violent of 2019.

WGNTV reports that the shootings included dry-bys, double-homicides, and attacks in which up to four victims were struck with gunfire. One attack left a 26-year-old mother dead after she was shot at a party.

Forty-three people were shot in gun-controlled Chicago over Memorial Weekend 2019. Seven of the shooting victims died.

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. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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