Chicago is certainly living up to its reputation as the most violent city in the USA. After a crime filled the weekend with multiple shootings, another 3 people were fatally shot and 8 left wounded on Labor Day Monday in various instances all over the windy City.
In total, no less than 11 people were shot as of Monday morning in Chicago, in what makes another gruesome three day weekend for this city. We can only hope that the White House administration will indeed give the police the necessary force to clean up this mess.
Of the 11 people shot on Monday, 3 died of their wounds. One was a 15-year old boy.
In the first fatal shooting, a 38-year old man stood outside in the 4400 block of South Lawler Avenue, a quarter known for violent crime, when two men walked up to him and shot the former multiple times in the head, chest, and leg. Emergency services drove him to Mount Sinai Hospital where we have declared dead later on arrival.
Just three hours later, around 8 pm in the evening, a 15-year old boy received gunshots in the back. Apparently, the young man had gotten into a dispute with a group of boys. As tensions became more violent, one of the boys took a gun and shot the first kid in the back. He was also taken to hospital, Stroger Hospital to be more exact, and was pronounced dead on arrival.
At around 6.35pm, in an apparent homicide and suicide attempt, a man shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself. Emergency services tried to help but were too late. The sad story took place in the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood.
With these shootings, the total number of people shot in the city of Chicago stands at a whopping 44, seven of them fatal.
As you know, Chicago’s overall crime rate, especially for violent crimes, is substantially higher than the US average
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