The Gun Violence in the city of Chicago saw a huge spike over the weekend with 3 dead and 13 others wounded in separate shootings. Between Friday morning and the early hours on Saturday is when the shootings took place. Most victims are in their mid-twenties and two victims are teenagers.
One of the shootings happened at a house party just after 2:10am on Saturday in the 8800 block of South Exchange Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. 5 people were wounded and 1 killed. A 20-year-old was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The other 5 victims were wounded and taken to the hospital with injuries to the groin, arm, and head.
No one has been taken into custody in the shooting.
Three hours earlier, less than 500 feet from where the house party shooting took place, an 18-year-old man was shot in the stomach in a drive-by shooting at about 11:20 p.m. on Friday in the 8800 block of South Escanaba Avenue. Witnesses said the driver of a blue Ford Focus shot at the man. The Victim is in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial.
The youngest victim of the weekend shootings was a 16-year-old boy who was shot 3 times. He was stuck with gunfire in his back, groin, and arm at about 6:40 p.m. Friday, police said. The boy was standing outside in the 4800 block of South Throop Street when he heard shots and was struck. He was taken to Stroger in serious condition. In less than an hour, from when he was shot, he was pronounced dead. He was identified as Diego Alvarado, 16, of the same block where he was shot, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
No one was arrested in the shooting.
Several other victims of the shootings over the weekend happened during attempted robberies. One of the robbery victims died of his injuries at the hospital.
The City of Chicago is known for having the strictest gun laws, but they have the most gun crime. These types of shootings seem to happen daily. The liberal policies have let down the good citizens of Chicago and have allowed for the thugs to run wild. Eight years under the Obama administration has tightened up on our second amendment rights, making it harder to own a gun to protect ourselves. If you want an example of how bad things can get without guns in the hand of law abiding citizens then look at Chicago.
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