Hours after Chicago police shot a young man who turned and fired at them, hundreds of people went on a looting and vandalism rampage in numerous spots of the city early Monday, according to reports.
The chaos began around 2:30 pm on Sunday, when police answered a call of a man with a gun in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. When they got there, they found a man who fit the description near Moran Park, the Chicago Tribune reported.
As he was running away from the police, the suspect turned around and fired at them. The officers returned fire, wounding the gunman, who was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in an unknown condition, the newspaper said.
Police and witnesses later said a mob of about 30 people faced off against cops near 56th and Aberdeen streets.
Authorities said someone spread rumors that police had shot and wounded a child. There’s a special place in Hell for people who lie like that just to cause havoc.
The looters and vandals rushed through the city’s Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago, where they were seen carrying bags stuffed with stolen goods, the Tribune reported.
Some were spotted trying to smash the windows of the Omega watch store at Delaware Place and Michigan Avenue.
“The watch store,” one officer said. “They’re gonna get it eventually.”
Some people were seen running out of a damaged PNC Bank at Huron and State streets, while close by stores additionally were cleaned out by looters.
Here’s a peek at some of the damage done by the looters.
So, when police are finally defunded, do you think a social worker will be able to handle animals like that?
Police arrested a number of people and recovered at least one gun, officials told the news outlet.
A woman who was running away carrying shopping bags fell down on the sidewalk as a cop chased her, while another woman appeared to have been pepper-sprayed.
“We do have an officer that was Maced by someone in the crowd. We do have an officer that sustained a shoulder injury from the incident with the crowd,” Deputy Police Chief Delonda Tally said, Fox 32 reported.
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“One of our vehicles, the windows were shattered by a brick,” Tally added.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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