The more I write these reports on the weekend bloodshed in the city of Chicago, the less people seem to care. Don’t worry, those people aren’t alone. They’re in “good” company with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
At least 10 people were killed and another 58 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area over the weekend. The consistency of the numbers was proven once again, as nine people were murdered and another 52 were wounded the previous weekend.
A Chicago police officer and a fire department paramedic were among the wounded.
Here are the names and ages of those who lost their lives over the weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:
Unidentified Male, 18
Unidentified Male, 44
As for the year-to-date totals for Chicago weekend shootings, 249 people have been murdered and another 1,462 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.