More Than 30 Shot, Seven Fatally, over Weekend in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, left, speaks after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a shelter in place order to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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More than 30 people were shot, seven fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

NBC 5 reported 31 shot, six fatally, by Sunday night at 9:21 p.m. On Monday morning ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported figures had risen to 36 shot, seven fatally.

One individual in the total was stabbed to death.

The stabbing victim, 29-year-old Sebastian Bobak, was found “in Humboldt Park on the West Side,” in his apartment, with a stab wound at 4:05 p.m. Sunday. The wound was in his chest and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Breitbart News reported 12 were shot, four fatally, Friday into Saturday morning alone in the city.

One of the four fatalities was a 15-year-old boy who was shot in chest at 11 p.m. Friday night. Another 15-year-old was shot in the incident too, but his injuries were non-life-threatening.

NBC 5 reports that police indicated the 15-year-old who survived the shooting was “very uncooperative” and would not provide details to officers.

The Chicago Tribune reports a total of 3,304 people were shot in Chicago between January 1, 2020, and October 11, 2020, over 600 of whom succumbed to their injuries.

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 awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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