Violence in Chicago over July 4 weekend leaves 5 dead, dozens injured

Once again, over a holiday weekend, the streets of Chicago were filled with blood.

In a city that has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, at least 68 people were shot and 5 killed, according to reports.

Violence Started Early

The sun had not even come up in Chicago on July 4 when the first death took place. According to reports, a woman was killed in pre-dawn hours on West Wilcox Street on July 4.

Several hours later, a drive-by shooting took place. In that incident, three individuals were wounded, and the second death of the day occurred.

Early Friday morning, just prior to 3:00 a.m., two more men would fall. The first was Oliver Booth, who was believed to have been shot to death around 2:47 a.m. Akeelah D. Addison was killed only minutes later, at 2:55 a.m., near Fuller Park.

The final victim of the weekend’s shootings was Tory Terry. The 40-year-old man was reportedly standing on the sidewalk on North Laramie Avenue when two men approached and opened fire. Terry was transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The shootings continued to plague the city over the course of the weekend, which seems to be typical these days in Chicago as the temperature soars. Over the last two weekends alone, Chicago has had more than 100 shootings and nine deaths.

It’s Not About the Guns

While liberals continue to blame the weapon, they fail to put the blame on the individuals pulling the trigger.

Chicago has gun laws that are regularly portrayed as the toughest in the nation. That, however, does not seem to be able to stop the violence that flows through its streets virtually every day.

The city has been controlled by liberals for decades. Like most major cities run by liberals in this country today, it faces overwhelming crime and financial difficulties.

The liberal way does not work and keep in mind all this is happening while Democrat presidential candidates campaign for stricter and more comprehensive gun laws instead of addressing the root cause.

All that would do is welcome more violence onto the streets of America.

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