Bigger Toll Than Last Year
The death toll this year was lower than last year’s, when Chicago’s patriot criminals left 19 dead and more than 100 shot.
Still, the city’s gun-toting thugs made themselves heard. Triggers were pulled. The lead flew. People died.
One bullet hit a 10-year-old in his bedroom.
“At least 10 people were killed and 62 others were wounded by gunfire over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago,” the city’s Sun-Times reported:
Twelve of the wounded were shot in three attacks on the West and South sides: Four people in West Garfield Park Friday evening, five men in Parkway Gardens on the South Side early Monday, and three people in Woodlawn early Tuesday.
At least 16 other people were shot, two fatally, in a violent eight-hour span late Saturday into early Sunday in the city, according to Chicago police.
And a 5-year-old boy was hit in the shoulder Sunday night, apparently by a bullet that had been shot into the air in Humboldt Park. And a 10-year-old boy was wounded when bullets were fired at the side of his Englewood home and struck him in his bedroom Sunday night.