During the warmest weekend of the year so far in Chicago last week, a whopping 24 people were shot, including three young children. Three adults died from their wounds.
The shootings prompted multiple manhunts in the warzone that we call Chicago.
There are days when more shootings and deaths occur in Chicago than in the world’s warzones — and the weather Friday night apparently got the natives all riled up.
Between roughly 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, six shootings took place.
One of those shootings was at a baby shower in West Englewood. In that shooting, an 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were both struck by bullets.
Early Sunday morning, three more people were shot in East Garfield Park. All survived the encounter — but that wasn’t the case with everyone.
On Sunday, a 52-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot to the head, and a 32-year-old man was found with multiple shots in his back.
The latter was still alive when police arrived, but he later died from his wounds at the hospital.
The third casualty was 19-year-old Demonte Davis, who was shot on Saturday afternoon.
Additionally, an ATF agent was shot on Friday.
Just the Beginning
As sickening as it sounds, this is the norm for Chicago every year when the weather gets warmer.
After a long winter, the city gets out to break from its cabin fever and bodies hit the ground in record numbers.
The gun laws in Chicago have little effect, because criminals don’t generally care about gun laws — even if they are among the strictest in the entire country.
Amazingly, most of the mainstream media glosses over this problem as though it does not exist.
That is largely due to the fact city is run by Democrats and is a known sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, both of which make it a media favorite.
If this were a southern city with “rednecks” dropping each other, it would be a guaranteed headline for CNN. No question.