Liberal run Chicago is making headlines again, and not in the way they would like to be.
It seems Mayor Rahm Emanuel is having an issue getting a control over the rampant violence that has plagued the city.
A man killed last Tuesday has marked the metropolis’s 600th homicide this year, he was amongst 5 people shot in a 7-hour span of gun violence on the South and West sides. 7-hour long span!
3 men had been shot, one of them fatally, while someone opened fire from a light-colored automobile shortly after four p.m. in the 500 block of South Lockwood inside the Westside Austin community. A 25-yr-old man was shot a couple of times in the head and reported lifeless on the scene less than an hour later, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His name has not been released, pending notification of his own family. A 32-yr-old man was shot in the groin and buttocks, and a 28-year-old guy suffered a graze wound to the head. both of their situations have been stabilized at Stroger hospital.
The fatality marked Chicago’s 600th murder of 2017, along with shootings, attacks and different types of incidents, in keeping with statistics maintained by way of the Chicago sun-times. The metropolis ended last 12 months with 781 homicides and hit the 600 mark on Oct. 17, 2016.
On the end of October, the town saw 2,445 shootings in overall for 2017, down from 3,000 thru the identical date last year, according to Chicago Police department statistics. There had been 228 shooting incidents last month.
“People are arguing on Facebook over the color of some girl’s hair, real simple things…and they carry guns and when they finally catch each other, that’s how it be,” Derrick House, a 51-year-old former gang member-turned activist, said. “When they see the person they looking for, they don’t care who else is out there, old people and kids, they just start shooting.”
The majority of victims are African-American men, with nearly 50 percent in their teens and twenties.
With the current murder rate the highest it’s been in 17 years, President Trump announced a program in June to deploy federal agents to combat the violence.
“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help,” Trump tweeted
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