10 Killed, 29 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings

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January 18, 2017

MLK Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 39 people have been shot across Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving 10 dead.

The latest killing happened at 11:36 a.m. Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, where a vehicle pulled up to 24-year-old Allante Elmore on a porch near his home in the 4800 block of West Hubbard, and shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.

About 1:10 a.m., 36-year-old Marlon Pollard was standing outside in the 2200 block of West Chicago in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood when someone in a black SUV opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, face and left leg. The Evanston resident died in less than an hour at Stroger, authorities said.

Early Sunday on the Near West Side, officers responded to a call of a person down about 5:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Van Buren and found a man in his 30s or 40s dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities, who were still working to identify him.

About 1:15 a.m., a 34-year-old man was gunned down in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.He got into an argument with someone who shot him in the chest in the 4700 block of West Polk, police said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. His name has not been released.

  • Wilbor Gavin

    The only race of people, that have to offer up sacrifices, at every celebration they have. Regardless of the value of the celebration.

  • exoticdoc2

    This should come as a surprise to none but the most naive and willfully blind.

  • Tiger

    Chicago the Old West in it’s truest form and nobody in the WH for eight years has cared. Too bad that O and M and the itlets will be living in a 22,000 a month mansion with a huge wall and a security force around 24/7 should take a stroll at midnight down one of the inner city streets to see the America he helped make worse.

    • John

      I’m proud your back Tiger. Your a true leader in your Pride.

      • Tiger

        Thank you John what a nice thing to say.

    • Juanito Ibañez

      The so-called “wild west” was NEVER as “wild” as is gun-controlled Chiraq.

      • Tiger

        Sad but maybe there will be change with Law and Order along with drug and gun busts again. If B. Kennedy could clean out the mob then these brainless hoods can be taken down.

        • Juanito Ibañez

          Unfortunately for the citizens of Chiraq, violence there since the first of the year is on pace to actually exceed last years numbers.

          • Tiger

            I believe Emmanuel is gone when the Law and Order is back in town. He will also get his clock cleaned with his opposition to his Sanctuary City and his hugging of illegals. Read they are flooding into Chicago, love the name Chiraq sadly so true and California. Good easier to pick up.

  • justinwachin

    Well thank goodness Chicago has tough gun control laws. It’s hard to imagine how bad things would be if people could get their hands on guns.

    Seriously, Chicago’s murder rate shows the futility of gun control laws. The corrupt politicians of Chicago have fostered a climate where evil rules the day.

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    • The Redhawk

      Hey RAHM :” CHICAGO IS A SAFE CITY”???? so why didn’t you walk with OBama in the Shooting gallery hand in hand …..You Puny Brained FUBAR moron!!

  • teaman

    Don’t you just love Chi Town. It has always been a town born in the basement of an outhouse and the proof is there every day!

    • Climax

      The neat part of your statement is that a turd escaped the outhouse 8 years ago and we have had to put up with his stinch ever since. 48 hours to go!

      • Tiger

        LOLOL and that Turd continues to stink up the air in America daily. Time to flush him down.

      • Smitch

        Hopefully water is in the Turds future! Although it would pollute the body of water it’s in, the truth of the matter is it would be GONE!

  • David Stewart

    Need to donate fully autonatic weapons to Chi gangs; they aren’t killing each other off quickly enough!

    • Climax

      That’s what you get with inbreeding, welfare dependent, lazy, ignorant, uneducated, African proud heritage young men with no future, no education, no purpose, and no life.

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