The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a total of 17 people were hit in the three shootings — about a third of those shot over the weekend. Most were hit in the arm or leg. The attacks occurred in the Ogden Police District, where the department later deployed 50 extra officers on Sunday. Ambulances flooded Mount Sinai and Stroger hospitals on the West Side Chicago.
By Monday morning, 55 people had been shot across Chicago, seven of them fatally. The victims ranged from 5 to 56 years old, and the shootings stretched from Rogers Park on the North Side to West Pullman on the Far South Side. Nearly all the gun violence happened on the West and South sides. (click here to read full at Chicago Tribune)
Weaponizing the dead of el Paso & Dayton. But Chicago? With 55 shot over the weekend and two “mass shootings?” No. Democrats find no advantage in transforming the dead of Chicago into political weapons. My column. https://t.co/pLn4XZv35I
— John Kass (@John_Kass) August 7, 2019