At Least 71 Shot Over July 4th Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks, June 22, 2022, after a City Council meeting at City Hall. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty

Seventy-one people were shot, eight of them fatally, during the July 4th weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

Breitbart News noted at least 54 people were shot Friday into Monday morning alone, as the holiday weekend progressed. Seven of those 54 shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

When the July 4th holiday weekend was complete ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the total number of shooting victims had risen to 71, with one additional fatal shooting, bringing the total number of shooting fatalities to eight.

The Chicago gun crime was slightly lower than what was witnessed over July 4th during 2021, when over 100 people were shot, 19 of them fatally.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (L) and Chicago’s First Lady Amy Eshleman (R) attend the 51st LGBTQ Pride Parade in Chicago, Illinois, on June 26, 2022. (KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Data from the Sun-Times shows 321 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2022, through July 4, 2022.

The at least 71 shooting victims from the holiday weekend do not include the six fatalities and numerous wounded individuals who were struck by gunfire during a July 4th parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, as Breitbart News reported.

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 and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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