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.
Democrat-controlled Chicago has just concluded one of the most violent years in its history, with a massive increase in shootings and homicides. https://t.co/sbPMfFGJgN
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 2, 2021
The Chicago Tribune reported 4,115 shooting victims for the time-frame of January 1, 2020, through December 27, 2020, alone.
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