Nearly 100 people shot in Chicago in less than a week

by Alexandra Chachkevitch | Chicago Tribune  |  published on August 12, 2016


Nearly 100 people have been shot in Chicago in less than a week, pushing the number of shooting victims so far this year to more than 2,500 — about 800 more than this time last year, according to data kept by the Tribune.

Between last Friday afternoon and early Thursday, at least 99 people were shot in the city, 24 of them fatally. At least nine people were killed on Monday alone, the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, according to Tribune data. Among the wounded that day was a 10-year-old boy shot in the back as he played on his front porch in Lawndale.

The number of shooting victims in Chicago stood at 2,514 Thursday morning. At this time last year, 1,725 people had been shot. The city has not seen this level of gun violence since the 1990s, a trend the Police Department has blamed on lax gun laws and feuding gang factions.

Over eight hours from Wednesday evening through early Thursday, three people were killed and at least 10 others were wounded in the city.

A 45-year-old man was killed and two others were wounded when someone walked up to their van in the Gresham neighborhood around 1:55 a.m. Thursday, yelled “Hey” and started shooting, police said.

  • Bob

    Proving again how well strict gun laws and trying to tax guns into oblivion will work.

  • JRW40113

    Laws mean nothing when they aren’t enforced and the criminals aren’t punished. Obozo has been commuting prison sentences of “non-violent drug offenders” who were also charged and convicted of gun possession/gun charges.

    When you point out to the rahmbo administration that they have some of the most restrictive gun laws they switch the argument to they mean in the surrounding areas and states that allows people to buy guns. When you point out that if a chicago resident buys guns out of state that is illegal and if a person lawfully buys guns out of state and bring the guns into chicago from out of state they are committing another crime they just ignore that and fall back to the lax gun law meme. Also why aren’t the DOJ and other state and local prosecuters charging these criminals when they violate the laws? On top of this why isn’t the lame stream media not bringing this up.

  • 1947goldenjet

    Has anyone ever compared the current crime statistics to the time when Capone, Moran, etal. were running Chicago. I would hate to be a Chicagoan and find out that my city was actually safer 80-90 years ago.

    • The Redhawk

      RAHM want NO SUCH STUDY….Even after te DAILYS he is the WORSE just like HO’bama is the WORSE

  • AMPAT

    THAT CANT BE. THEY HAVE THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS IN THE COUNTRY EXCEPT FOR TWINKIEFORNIA.

    • The Redhawk

      AND HO’BAMA WAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZER for this CRAP SAMMICH….More SHOOTINGS IN CHI TOWN than Iraq and Afghanistan COMBINED….SO where is that mORON AG of the AWOL DOJ??? Mellon Head Johnson of DHS??? Busy Bashing COPS in Baltimore????

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  • Larry

    The killers in Chicago are having a field day because no one has guns except the killers. What a government!!

    • The Redhawk

      A GUMMNIT rub by MORONIC INCOMPETENT IDIOTS STUCK on STUPID but VOTED by Equally STUPID VOTERS!!!!

  • Rodney Steward

    The strictest gun laws in the USA, and this is what U get, but it is a great way for thugs to weed out other thugs, love it! But I do hate it when kids get hurt or killed!!

  • TeaPartyPatriot


    a trend the Police Department has blamed on lax gun laws and feuding gang factions.
    .

    Lax gun laws? In Chicago? You gotta be shitting me. I was not aware that the laws have changed since 1990 except to get more restrictive and take away citizens rights to protect themselves.
    Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe Citizens should start shooting back and eliminate the gang bangers.

    • The Redhawk

      BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE…. THAT is How WWll was Won!!! But we did not have Pansy POTUS at that time .. NOR PC . nor an AWOL DOJ, and National Security minds buried in deep dark HOLES!

  • Daniel W

    Okay okay we all know that this is Chicago: it’s par for the course. one hundred shootings??, Ah that’s a ground ball, for Chicago. Remember Chicago is a place where only the criminals can have guns the decent people can’t get them. Rahm Emanuel doesn’t care because he surrounded by armed bodyguards. That’s the way the Democrats want to keep it ??? with the criminals having the guns and the good people cowering in there beds Just my opinion.But you will find its true.

  • dirkshomebiz

    Who cares? As long as they are all BLM scum.

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