Report: More than 60 expressway shootings in Mayor Lightfoot’s gun-controlled Chicago so far this year

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CHICAGO, ILLaw Enforcement Today has continuously reported on the random shootings that take place on the expressways in Chicago. 

It is well known right now that the city of Chicago is a dangerous place to walk around in, but it has also become a dangerous place to drive around in as well. 

So far in 2021, there has reportedly been over 60 shootings on expressways in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Democratically controlled city. 

This number already surpasses the 2019 report of 52 shootings on the expressways. In 2020, there were 128 shootings witnessed, however, as Fox News reported, 2021 is on track to surpass that record high number.

In an effort to try to combat the surge in gun violence, the Illinois State Police plan to spend $12.5 million to install high-powered cameras at 47 locations along the roadways that have seen the highest spikes in recent years. 

According to NBC 5, on Thursday, April 8th, one person was “seriously wounded” in a shooting on Interstate 57 on Chicago’s Far South Side. 

The shooting occurred at approximately 11:06 a.m. on I-57 northbound at Halsted Street, according to Illinois State Police.

Authorities said one person was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.

The shootings are not just occurring on the expressways in Chicago, as the city continues to see shootings in the double digests week after week. 

Law Enforcement Today recently reported that 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. 

It was also 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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