Big Rise in Chicago Weekend Shootings, 10-Year-Old Among Victims

Nick Kangadis | July 17, 2017
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Maybe the situation in Chicago is going to get worse before it gets better? There’s got to be some positive spin on the situation in Chicago, because at this point it certainly doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

The violence in the Second City over the weekend ramped up as compared to the previous weekend.

Eleven people were killed and another 44 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area during this past weekend. “More than half of the victims” of the shootings occurred in an 18-hour period “from Saturday night to Sunday morning.”

This jump in shootings represent a 62 percent rise from the previous weekend where two people were killed and 32 others were wounded.

Here’s an example of the weekend’s violence:

10-year-old Gustavo Garcia was fatally shot in the back while riding in a car with his stepfather and another man in the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side. About 11:15 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of East 97th Street, a gray sedan pulled up next to the SUV Gustavo was riding in, and someone inside the sedan then opened fire, police said[…]

Gustavo was taken to Comer Children's Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:08 a.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner's office.

The Chicago Tribune also reported that the 10-year-old Garcia was the fourteenth child “12 years or younger” that has been a victim of a shooting in Chicago this year.

Is there a solution to the slow, but steady genocide going on in Chicago?

Despite the best efforts of the politically hamstrung Chicago Police Department (CPD), FBI agents and ATF agents, the constant barrage of violence occurring in the Windy City doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

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