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13 Shot In Chicago Since Friday Afternoon–Too Many Guns In Society

August 3, 2013


I know some will say ‘there he goes again’ when it comes to my writing once more that guns and their owners unleash pure misery on society.  But that is exactly the case.  The streets of Chicago are proof positive why we need gun control.  There is no sense to any of these shootings.  Bottom line is there are too many guns, and they are too easy to buy, as is the ammunition.  Equally sad at some level people almost expect to read a story such as this one that made news today.

A 6-year-old boy riding in a car with his mom was shot on the West Side overnight, according to police, the boy among at least 13 people shot, two fatally, since Friday afternoon across the city.

Police aren’t certain of the boy’s condition but said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was in a car about 11:30 p.m. when someone started shooting.

Police don’t believe the mother or the boy was the target but it’s not clear who the shooter was aiming toward. No one is in custody.

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood, police said. The man was shot in the chest.  

Another man was killed in the 3600 block of South Michigan Avenue, a block and a half from the Chicago Police Department headquarters.  A 32-year-old man standing with a group of others near the door of an apartment building in the Bronzeville neighborhood was shot through the side of his torso about 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The bullet lodged in his chest, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead there at 1:25 a.m.

A 27-year-old man was shot about 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. He was hit in the abdomen.  

About 2:55 a.m, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of West Madison Street with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.  

Two women, 18 and 19, were shot in the 5600 block of South Ada Street in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:50 a.m. The older woman was shot in the arm and the younger was grazed in the hand. They told police they “heard shots and felt pain” as they were leaving a party on the block. 

About 2 a.m., someone shot a 33-year-old man in his upper back in the 5100 block of South Kostner Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood. He was in the backyard with others when the shooter approached on foot and opened fire from the alley before fleeing south.  

A 22-year-old man walked into Rush Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg about 1:50 a.m. 

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the 1100 block of North Rockwell Street while  walking with a group when someone inside a passing dark car started shooting, hitting him in the chest.  

In addition to that shooting, a 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound Friday afternoon on the 11800 block of South Michigan Avenue.  A salesman at the Plaza True Value Hardware Store said the shooting happened at about 2 p.m. directly outside of the store. There were about four people attending to about three or four customers inside the store when the shooting happened, according to the salesman who would not give his name.  He said the victim was standing outside of the store with a group of about 15 others when the shooting happened.  “I looked out and I saw a bunch of kids around somebody and I just thought it was some kids fist-fighting,” said the man. “Then I saw the blood.”.

At about 7:20 p.m. Friday, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were shot on the 2300 block of North Melvina Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood.  The younger victim was shot in the arm and leg and the older man sustained a graze wound to his ankle, police said. 

One Comment
  1. August 3, 2013 10:22 AM

    “There he goes again” !

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