Mayor Lori Lightfoot has hit another milestone in incompetence. She keeps blaming Trump, who has been gone for six months for what happens in Chicago under her watch. On Wednesday there were 3 mass shootings within a six-hour period, two of which were just minutes apart. There was also an attack on a party bus in one of the upscale neighborhoods near the downtown area. One was killed and 28 were wounded.
Two attacks on the Westside occurred within minutes of each other. The third was near downtown near Second City Studios and other notable tourist attractions. The three mass shootings bring the total of such shootings this year to 34. Chicago could break the record for people shot in one year.
“A 14-year-old boy was killed and 28 other people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday as the city was hit by three mass shootings in a single day. The boy was shot along with four other people in North Lawndale shortly after 6 p.m. Minutes later, a few blocks away, five people were shot outside Theodore Herzl Elementary School. Shortly before midnight, 8 people traveling on a party bus were shot in Lincoln Park.”
“In the first mass shooting Wednesday, two teenage boys and three men were at the corner of Douglas and Christiana when someone opened fire, police said. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Minutes later, three teens and two other people were shot just blocks away outside Theodore Herzl Elementary School near Douglas Boulevard and Ridgeway Avenue.”
“In the third shooting involving the party bus, which occurred just before midnight in Lincoln Park, someone in a Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up alongside the vehicle and opened fire. The victims in the attack ranged in age from 23 to 52, and are currently in good to serious conditions at local hospitals.”
So far in 2021, about 400 people have been killed and another 2000 have been wounded. The police say they are concentrating on the illegal gun business but that does not seem to slow down the mass shootings or any shootings for that matter. Those numbers are frighteningly high. And yet many are still calling for the defunding of police. You must really be delusional to think social workers can really replace the police.