At Least 70 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

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Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File

At least 70 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

On Sunday, Breitbart News reported at least 29 people were shot Friday into Saturday night, seven of them fatally.

By Monday morning, ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times  noted that the total number of weekend shooting victims was at least 70, and the number of fatalities was at 12.

The Chicago Tribune pointed out the wounded included five who were injured in one incident Sunday morning.  The shooting victims were 23-years-0ld to 50-years-old in age, and they were standing in a yard “in the 4800 block of West Race Avenue” when a gunman entered the yard and opened fire.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times explained a gunman shot at an off-duty police officer Sunday night as the officer sat in the passenger sit of a vehicle. The incident occurred at “11:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Ainslie Street.” The officer was not injured and the suspect was able to escape.

The Tribune reported Chicago surpassed 2,020 shooting victims this year by July 7.  The Windy City surpassed 360 homicides by the same date.

HeyJackass observed that 88 people have been shot and killed in Chicago in July 2021 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 Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at



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