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3 dead, at least 21 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

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In a wave of shooting across Chicago over the weekend, three people were killed and at least 21 injured, the Sun-Times Media Wire reported through ABC 7 Chicago on Monday.

This comes after the previous weekend saw an identical fatality and casualty count as a result of shootings across America’s third most populous city. Notably, according to the April 1 crime statistics report from the Chicago Police Department, murders in the first three months of this year rose 33% over the same period last year while shootings increased by 43%.

RELATED: Chicago: 3 dead, at least 21 wounded in weekend shootings

In a Sunday afternoon shooting, a 7-year-old girl was killed and her father, 28, was seriously injured as the pair were getting food at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Homan Square neighborhood, police said, according to the report.

The girl, Jaslyn Adams, sustained multiple shots and was transported by police officers to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Her father, Jontae, was struck in the torso and transported to the same hospital, where his condition was listed as serious, police said.

Police, according to the report, said the shooting was thought to be gang-related. Less than three hours later, two individuals were shot in their car at a Popeyes in Humboldt Park, which investigators reportedly believe is linked to the McDonald’s shooting.

Another fatality in Chicago this weekend occurred in Austin on the West Side Sunday night, when a man was fatally shot and another was wounded.

The two men were standing on a sidewalk that night when a male in a silver SUV opened fire on the pair, police said.

One man, 43, sustained a gunshot to the chest and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office, according to the report, has yet to name the man.

The other man, 22, was shot in his right leg and taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition, police said.

The final fatality from this past weekend’s Chicago shootings occurred Friday evening, when a person entered a Lawndale business and started unleashing gunfire, police said.

A man, 18, was shot in the chest and face and taken to Mt. Sinai, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Jawon L. Ward.

A woman, 44, was struck in the shoulder and back and was transported in good condition to Mt. Sinai, police said.

To learn more about the shootings, click here to read the full report on ABC 7’s website.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @DouglasPBraff.

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was voted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The action was expected, as Republican members of Congress had criticized Omar’s antisemetic and anti-American rhetoric.

After intense debating on the House floor, the resolution passed with a 218-211 vote. Democrats attempted to pull the race card, accusing Republican House members of racism for removing Omar from the committee.

Omar also accused House Republicans of racism, saying, “I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa…Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy, or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?”

“There is this idea that you are a suspect if you are an immigrant or if you are from certain parts of the world or certain skin tone or a muslim.” Omar said during the heated debate. A fiery Alexandria Ocasia Cortez also chimed in shouting, “This is an attack on women of color!”

Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, from New York, said she had personally witnessed Omar spew anti-American rhetoric. Malliotakis said, “I have been in that committee room where, the representative, equates Israel and the United States to Hamas and the Taliban. Absolutely unacceptable for a member of that committee.”

A four-page resolution was written for the justification of removing Omar from the house Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution states that in 2019, Omar suggested that Jewish people were buying U.S. political support when she posted on Twitter, “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”

Omar also commented on the September 11th attacks saying, “some people did something.” This type of comment is unacceptable for any representative who is sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, lawmakers said.

In the resolution it states that members of this committee should all be held to an “equal standard of conduct due to the international sensitivities and national security concerns under the jurisdiction of this committee.”

 

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