Another weekend, dozens more people shot. And while Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Department (CPD) Supt. David Brown get the name of a fallen officer wrong, people are dying in the streets with no respite in sight.
At least five people were murdered and another 47 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. This is down from the previous weekend, which saw at least 11 people killed and another 62 wounded.
Included in the fatalities was a 7-year-old little girl who was shot twice while being put into a car by her mother, along with her 6-year-old sister, who was also shot.
The 6-year-old is said to be “fighting for her life,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Four others were shot and killed over the weekend in Chicago, including a 25-year-old male, and a 33-year-old male, ABC 7- Chicago reported.
The list of names and ages were not provided by the Chicago Sun-Times this week, although ABC 7 - Chicago did use the Sun-Times Media Wire for their information.
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 204 people have been murdered and another 1,150 have been wounded in Chicago in 2021. The Chicago Tribune, which keeps a tracker of all shooting victims in Chicago, still hasn’t updated their numbers in over a month, but reported that — as of July 7 — 2,021 people have been shot in Chicago this year. That number is 164 more than at the same point in 2020, which saw the second most shooting victims in the last 10 years of tracking data.