At Least 27 Shot New Year’s Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

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At least 27 people were shot, four fatally, over a violent New Year’s weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

By 11:29 p.m. local time Sunday night ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times tallied four fatalities in the city over the holiday weekend. The first fatality occurred New Year’s Eve around 7 p.m. when 25-year-old Jorge Chavez was shot while on the sidewalk “in the 6000 block of South Kilbourn Avenue.” He died at the scene.

The next fatality took place shortly after 3 a.m. Friday when a 58-year-old man was shot while driving “in the 4700 block of South King Drive.” He crashed after being shot and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The third fatality of the holiday weekend occurred just after 5 p.m. Friday, when a 30-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting “in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street.”

The fourth fatality occurred Saturday night about 9:20 p.m. when another man was shot and killed while driving in the city. WGNTV reports that the man, a 29-year-old, was driving in “the 3100 block of West Ogden Avenue” just before 9:30 p.m. when someone in another vehicle opened fire, shooting him in the head. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Breitbart News noted that over 4,100 people were shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago in 2020, and that figure included fatal and non-fatal victims combined.

The Chicago Tribune reported 4,115 shooting victims for the time-frame of January 1, 2020, through December 27, 2020, alone.

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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