Just through midday Sunday, at least 37 people have been shot and 8 killed in the Windy City this weekend. Checking out the social media accounts of Deray, Al Sharpton, Black Panther Party, you won’t hear about this so make you share this with them.
Among those who died was a 7-year-old boy who was shot while watching fireworks in Humboldt Park with his father just before midnight Saturday.
Amari Brown and his father were standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding when gunfire erupted around them, striking Amari and a 26-year-old woman, who was transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in stable condition, police said. Both were shot in the chest.
The boy’s father said he thought the sound of gunfire was just fireworks, and he didn’t realize Amari had been shot until the boy called out for him.
Despite how deadly and violent the weekend has been, it does seem on pace to have fewer shootings than last year’s July 4th weekend when 80+ people were shot, 15 fatally.
Many point out the fact that gun control activists are quick to point out mass shootings as a “gun control issue,” but basically ignore the fact that Illinois has fairly strict gun laws and Chicago has a very high number of shooting related deaths and injuries, particularly during the summer months.
Someone share this with their social media accounts so they know what’s going down please. Thanks so much.