It’s getting to the point where we might just have to say something to the effect of, ‘The large amount of violence in Chicago will never stop, because the same people have been in charge for almost 100 years and will continue to be in charge for the foreseeable future.’ I’ve been covering this long enough to know that the previous statement is most likely a harsh reality that people need to unfortunately face.
At least three people were killed and another 26 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. The total number of victims is slightly up from the previous weekend, which saw at least four murdered and another 20 wounded.
Here are the names and ages of those who lost their lives over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Kevin Powell, 29
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 264 people have been murdered and another 1,587 have been wounded in Chicago in 2021. The Chicago Tribune, which keeps a tracker of all shooting victims in Chicago, have apparently given up keeping track as they still haven’t updated their numbers in over two months. But, they 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.
Not even the biggest newspaper in Chicago seems to care about the violence anymore. Sad.