At least 23 people were shot, six fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the first fatal shooting at 5:45 p.m., when a 30-year-old in a vehicle “in the 8900-block of South Racine Avenue” was shot in a drive-by incident and fatally wounded. He died approximately two hours later.
Another fatality involved a 32-year-old man who was shot multiple times and killed while standing on the sidewalk “in the 9200-block of South Blackstone Avenue” Saturday morning at 12:25 a.m.
The third fatality occurred early Sunday morning when a 42-year-old man was shot during an argument. NBC 5 reports he was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
A fourth fatality occurred Sunday just before 5 a.m,, when a 17-year-old girl died from a gunshot wound to the chest. She received the wound in an shooting incident inside a residence.
The fifth fatality was a teenage male who was shot and killed “in the 5900-block of West Fullerton Avenue” around 6 p.m. Sunday night.
In another fatal shooting, a 26-year-old woman was shot and killed while she was in a vehicle at a red light just after 11 p.m. Sunday night. The shooting occurred “in the 700-block of North Hamlin Avenue.”
Breitbart News reported that over 4,100 people were shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago during 2020.
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
And now, over 50 people were shot during past two weekends alone. Twenty-three were shot this weekend and 30 the weekend prior.
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