The bodies continue stacking up in Chicago.
During the weekend of July 19, there were a total of 43 shootings, with 2 more murders being added to the growing tally in Chicago.
Deadly Summer Continues
As the weather started to warm up in Chicago, the bodies started to fall.
Residents get a bit of cabin fever after a long, cold winter — and the result is crowded streets and flaring tempers.
In a typical city, this might result in a few more fistfights and disorderly conduct charges.
In Chicago, it results in a city morgue as crowded as our border detention facilities.
According to police reports, both deaths this weekend were the result of drive-by shootings.
The first shooting took place early Friday evening when just before 7:30 p.m. local time, a 21-year-old man was killed in the first drive-by shooting.
Police said the second shooting happened just before midnight, with a 23-year-old man losing his life.
As of Monday, the city had eclipsed 1,400 shootings on the year and was actually on the cusp of 1,500, a total that will more than likely be surpassed by this weekend.
While the city has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, it remains one of the most violent in terms of the sheer volume of shootings and deaths compared to most cities in the U.S.
And while all the body count grows, the liberal mayor and sanctuary city enthusiast, Lori Lightfoot, astoundingly maintains that gun control has, in fact, been successful in Chicago.