Nearly 100 people were shot, 17 fatally, Friday night through Monday night in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. ABC 7 reported 98 people were shot in the time-frame of “Friday at 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Monday,” and 17 of those shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.
The Chicago Sun-Times listed the number of fatalities at 19. ABC 7 pointed out that 87 people were shot during that same period over the Independence holiday in 2020. The violence over the long weekend follows a Thursday on which 32 people were shot. Thursday’s wounded included a one-month-old girl who was shot in the head.
The violence and death has surged to such levels that Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown plans to verbalize at a press conference and take questions Tuesday afternoon. On July 5, 2021, Brown tweeted: “Our officers perpetuate to work tirelessly to keep our city safe. As of today, Chicago Police Department has recuperated over 6,100 guns: a 26% increase from the same period last year. I commend our officers for their perpetuated strenuous exertion during these challenging times for law enforcement.”
The Sun-Times observed there were over 1,892 shootings in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 28, 2021, a 12 percent increase over the same time frame last year. Over 330 people were killed in Chicago during the first six months of 2021.
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