Report: 16 shot, two murdered, in just one day in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s gun-controlled Chicago

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CHICAGO, IL– Since the city of Chicago chose to defund the police department, and side with radical rioters “demanding justice” in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Chicago, like many major cities who followed suit, has seen an increase in crime, especially shootings and homicides. 

On Monday, April 5th alone there were 16 people shot, two of them fatally across the city. Seven of those individuals were shot during an altercation that took place in Englewood on the South Side. 

According to police, in that incident, gunfire rang out around 11:10 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Justine Street.

It is reported that six men were wounded, but listed in good to fair condition. Additionally, one woman was seriously wounded during the gunfire. All seven victims were between 18 and 44 years old. 

The first shots of the day rang out around 5:30 a.m. on the Near West Side in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue. According to reports, a 15-year-old boy was taking out the trash when he apparently heard a gunshot and fell to the ground in pain. 

Police said the boy ran inside his home and was taken to Rush University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his lower back. He was listed in good condition, and was later transferred to Stroger hospital.  

The second shooting of the day occurred when a 21-year-old man was shot to death in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

At approximately 3:50 p.m., two people fired shots at the man as he ran south in the 12000 block of South Lowe Avenue, police said. 

The 21-year-old, whos name has not been released, was struck multiple times in the body and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He did not survive his injuries. 

On Monday evening, around 6 p.m., two men were shot in West Englewood on the South Side. 

The Chicago Sun Times reported that the men, both 20, were standing outside in the 6100 block of South Marshfield Avenue when multiple people walked up and opened fire at them, Chicago police said.

Police stated that one man was struck in the chest, while the other was struck in the leg and abdomen. Both men were stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Garfield Boulevard, two men were shot, one fatally, outside a laundromat in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Police, along with the Cook County medical examiner’s office said that 35-year-old Ricky Shipman, and another man were in a parked car when someone opened fire on the vehicle. Shipman was shot in the chest and later died at a hospital.

A 38-year-old man was the second person in the vehicle, but a name has not yet been released. He was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the ankle, and is listed in fair condition, police reported. 

Media reports showed police investigating a crime scene outside a laundromat where a car could be seen with bullet holes and shattered glass, The Chicago Sun Times reported.

At least three other people were hurt Monday in citywide shootings.

Law Enforcement Today recently reported that within the course of a weekend, 30 people were shot, 3 fatally in Chicago. Here is more on that story. 

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CHICAGO, IL – The city of Chicago endured yet another troubling weekend as it relates to violence within the city. According to reports, between the evening of March 26th through the 28th, at least 30 people were shot, three of whom died as a result of their sustained wounds.

On the afternoon of March 28th, a 32-year-old man was said to have been fatally shot in Logan Square on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

He was reportedly shot in the neck and head about approximately 4:35 p.m. within the 3500-block of West Cortland Avenue, according to Chicago Police. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and later pronounced deceased. The man has yet to be named by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

On March 27th, a 36-year-old man was gunned down in West Pullman on the South Side.

The victim was said to have been sitting inside of a parked car within the 700 block of East 103rd Street around 11:40 p.m. when three male assailants approached him and one of them reportedly opened fire on the victim, according to Chicago police.

Police sources say that the victim was shot in the chest, arm, and buttocks. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The Cook County medical examiner’s office later identified the victim as Kieer Pargo.

Hours before that fatal shooting, a 29-year-old man was gunned down on Chicago’s South Side while also inside of a vehicle.

The victim was reportedly inside a car within the 11900-block of South Prairie Avenue at approximately 6:05 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up beside his and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The victim was struck several times, according to police, and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he later passed due to his injuries.

The victim in this case has yet to be named by the Cook County’s medical examiner’s office.

In a nonfatal shooting during the evening of March 28th in Chatham on the South Side, four men were reportedly seriously injured. The four victims were shot sometime before midnight within the 8700 block of South State Street, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.

Two of the men were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition, while the other two were also transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious to critical condition.

In the early morning hours of March 28th in Roseland on the Far South Side, a 48-year-old man was shot in an attempted robbery.

The victim was reportedly standing outside along the 10500 block of South Michigan Avenue at approximately 12:40 a.m. when an individual confronted him and demanded his money, according to police.

Police claim that the victim refused to hand over his money, and instead tried to take control of the assailant’s firearm. The gunman allegedly fired a shot and hit the victim in the knee before leaving the scene. Officials say that the victim was reported as being in good condition following the incident.

On March 27th, a 31-year-old man was shot while participating in a funeral procession in Gresham on Chicago’s South Side.

At approximately 6:50 p.m., the victim was riding in a car when shots were fired as the procession traveled through the 7600 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to police.

The victim was reportedly struck in the abdomen and arm and was subsequently rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

On March 27th, a teenage passerby was injured in a shooting in East Garfield Park on Chicago’s West Side.

According to police, the 17-year-old boy was walking through the 3300 block of West Ohio Street at approximately 4:30 p.m. when someone in a car passed by and opened fire upon a group of people nearby the teen. Someone in the group shot at returned fire, and the teen happened to be caught in the crossfire and was struck in the chest.

Officials have stated that the teen was in good condition after being transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Slightly over four hours prior to that incident, four people were injured in a shooting in the Austin area of the city’s West Side.

According to police, the group was standing outside at around 12:10 p.m. when shots were fired at them within the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue.

A 64-year-old man was shot in the leg, and a 54-year-old man was hit in the thigh, which both victims were reportedly in critical condition after being transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital. A third victim, identified as a 42-year-old man, suffered a graze wound on the back and was treated by EMS at the scene of the incident.

The fourth victim reportedly checked themselves into the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, having suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder. They were last reported as being in good condition.

On the evening of March 26th, a man was reportedly shot in East Garfield Park on the West Side, according to the first recorded shooting of the weekend.

At approximately 6:55 p.m., the victim, identified as a 22-year-old male, heard the gunfire and suddenly felt a pain while along the 3300-block of West Ohio Street, according to Chicago Police. Officials say the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was lasted listed as being in fair condition.

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