Two Teenagers Murdered in Another Deadly Chicago Weekend

Nick Kangadis | February 6, 2017
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You know a city is in a sad state of affairs when three people killed over a weekend is an encouraging sign.

Over the weekend, three people were murdered, including two 15-year-old boys, and another 19 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area. This was a slight drop in numbers over the previous weekend which saw four people shot to death and another 23 wounded.

It would be nice one of these weeks to report that no one was killed or wounded over the weekend, but that's just not realistic anymore in the city of Chicago. The barbarism will only continue as long as the city’s government does nothing to stop illegal firearms from getting in the hands of criminals.

But Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is too busy trying to increase regulations on lawful gun owners.

Here is the rundown of the violence that cost two teenagers their lives in the Windy City over the weekend, according to CBS-Chicago:

One of the 15-year-old boys, identified as Clavont Eubanks, was gunned down early Saturday in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said. He was walking through a park at 3:27 a.m. in the 2100 block of East 97th Street when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the upper-right chest. He then ran to a home in the 2200 block of East 97th Street. Eubanks, who lived in the same neighborhood, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 4:19 a.m.

Another 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday evening in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. Just after 5 p.m., Willie Woodus was walking in an alley in the 11400 block of South Stewart when a gray Pontiac drove by and someone inside it opened fire, hitting him in the head, chest and abdomen, authorities said. Woodus was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:07 p.m. He lived in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

It is very sad when anyone of any age, race or religion are needlessly murdered. But when two children lose their lives over something that most likely was not a life-or-death situation, the people who are in charge need to spring to action.

Unfortunately, political ideology and talking points seem to be more important than the lives of innocent people. Liberals can talk all they want about wanting to improve the quality of life for black people across our country, but when it comes to the violence in Chicago, mum is the word.

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