The city of Chicago, Illinois continued their descent into violence over the weekend when 22 people there were shot. Allen B. West reported that one of the gunshot victims was an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s courts deputy, and that two of them was shot fatally.
One of the deceased victims was shot around 1:40am Saturday while he sat in a vehicle at a Goose Island neighborhood gas station. An unknown assailant shot him in the head, and he died at the scene of the crime.
The other fatal shooting took place at 7:45 p.m. Friday, when police responded to calls of gunshots in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. There, they found a 34-year-old man who had been shot in the head and thigh. He was rushed to the local hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Though this weekend was terrible for the city, it was nothing compared to what happened in Chicago the week before, when 53 people were shot there. Six of those people died of their injuries.
A staggering 275 people have been shot in Chicago the first four weeks of this year alone. Though Chicago was his so-called “home city,” Barack Obama never acknowledged the violence there. Donald Trump, however, took to his twitter last week to say something must be done.
If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
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