The city of Chicago, Illinois continued it’s massive descent into violence this past weekend as four people were killed and 34 were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday night and Monday morning.
The Chicago Sun Times reported that the final fatal shooting of the weekend occurred at around 2:40pm on Sunday, when an 18-year-old man was killed and a 15-year-old boy was wounded in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The deceased victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the back and died at the scene. The 15 year-old is in stable condition after being shot in the shin.
The youngest victim to be shot in Chicago this weekend was a 9 year-old boy who was grazed by a bullet at 8:11 p.m. Saturday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was riding in a car when someone fired shots in his direction, grazing him in the head. Thankfully, he is now in good condition.
Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet gun crime rates there have spiked in recent years. Barack Hussein Obama refused to do anything about this, even though Chicago is his hometown. When he became president, Donald Trump wasted no time in calling for something to be done to stop the violence there.
Earlier this year, Trump told Congress that it is essential to “break the cycle of poverty” by also breaking “the cycle of violence.”
“In Chicago, more than 4,000 people were shot last year alone — and the murder rate so far this year has been even higher. This is not acceptable in our society,” Trump said to applause, according to The Chicago Tribune. “Every American child should be able to grow up in a safe community, to attend a great school, and to have access to a high-paying job. But to create this future, we must work with — not against, not against — the men and women of law enforcement.”
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