At Least 20 Shot over Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson wave to preschool students who did not come to class in person but are learning virtually at at Dawes Elementary School in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Monday was the first day of optional in-person learning for preschoolers and …
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At least 20 people were shot, two fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Breitbart News reported 18 were shot, one person fatally, Friday into Sunday morning. Then Sunday autopsy results from a Saturday expressway crash revealed another fatal shooting victim, bringing the weekend shooting death total to two.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports a man was driving on the Kennedy Expressway on the Northwest Side just before 9 p.m. Saturday when someone shot him. He was on the ramp “from Division Street to Interstate 90” when the vehicle-to-vehicle shooting occurred.

The shooting victim crashed his vehicle and on Sunday his death was categorized a homicide.

NBC 5 reports another driver was shot on a Chicago expressway Sunday just prior to 12:30 p.m. He was on the Dan Ryan Expressway when shot, and his wounds were non-life-threatening.

On December 7, 2020, NBC 5 noted the number of expressway shootings in Chicago had reached 115 for the year. There were a total of 52 expressway shootings in Chicago in 2019.

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 You can sign up to get Down Range at


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