As the Heat Rises, So Does Chicago's Body Count

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If a sequel to the 1979 film “Apocalypse Now” were ever to be made, filmmakers could just set up shop in Chicago.

Six people were murdered and at least 37 other people were wounded in the Second City as the violence not only continued on the South and West Sides of the city but in the downtown area as well.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that because of the sweltering 90-degree-plus temperatures over the weekend, “30 people were shot in less than nine hours from Saturday evening into Sunday morning.”

The violence over the weekend saw an uptick from the previous weekend where eight people murdered and 27 others were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area.

Here’s an example of the violence:

At 5:07 a.m., another fatal shooting happened in Lawndale, less than a mile from the mass shooting. Someone in a white vehicle opened fire in the 1400 block of South Avers, striking 24-year-old Dontae Thomas in the abdomen. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 7:05 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the same neighborhood as the attack.

The ages of the men killed over the weekend: 18, 19, 21, 24, 24 and 29.

Anyone notice a pattern?

Every single one of these men murdered over the weekend were under the age of 30. Gang life in Chicago has made it increasingly difficult for those involved to live through even half of their life expectancy.

The Chicago genocide continues, despite the increased presence of the FBI’s Chicago Division.

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