Report: 16 Shot, 2 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 01: A man is pictured in an ambulance at the scene where two people were reported shot on January 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago ended 2016 with more than 700 people shot and killed, making it one of the deadliest years in two decades. (Photo …
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Sixteen people were shot, two killed on Monday alone in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the first fatality of the day involved a 21-year-old who was shot multiple times around 3:50 p.m. He was allegedly fleeing attackers “in the 12000 block of South Lowe Avenue” when he was shot. He was transported to a hospital, where he died a short time later.

The second homicide involved a 35-year-old man who was shot while sitting in a vehicle “in the 1500 block of West Garfield Boulevard.” He was shot around 10:30 p.m. then taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In non-fatal shootings, seven individuals were wounded when shots were fired during “a fight on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Justine Street.”

ABC 7 noted the wounded individuals, all males, ranged in age from 18 to 44-years old.

The gun crime on Monday followed an Easter weekend wherein at least 34 people were shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago. The shooting victims included seven fatalities.

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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