Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot woke up today to some grim news. Lightfoot has lost control of the city that much is clear. Her decisions backfire, the police are not happy, and the residents can’t wait for a chance to vote out Lightfoot.
Seventy-two people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. 11 were killed. Even worse for Lightfoot, the shootings are now occurring on the major highways in the area meaning the out-of-control violence could hit anyone at any time.
There have been 137 shootings on Chicago-area expressways so far this year. In the full year of 2020, there were 128 expressway shootings in Chicago. Chicago saw 52 expressway shootings in all of 2019.
From The Chicago-Sun Times: The teen and a 15-year-old boy were in the backyard of a home in the 6800 block of South Peoria Street in Englewood when someone opened fire about 1:15 a.m., police said.
The 17-year-old was shot in the chest and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He hasn’t been identified.
The 15-year-old was hit in the stomach and taken to the hospital in serious condition, police said.
Around the same time, a man was shot to death in a drive-by in Austin on the Northwest Side.
The man, 37, was standing on the sidewalk with a group of people in the 1700 block of North Moody Avenue when someone in a blue car fired at them, police said.
He was hit in the head and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t identified him.
Someone walked up to Theodore Smith in the 500 block of East 79th Street and shot him in the chest about 8:15 p.m., according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Smith, 44, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Smith was an employee of the store and was smoking a cigarette when he was shot, a person at the scene told the Sun-Times.
In South Shore, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night.
Janarrow Deberry was near the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenuewhen someone opened fire, striking him multiple times, about 7:30 p.m., police and the medical examiner’s office said.
From Fox News:
Chicago expressway shootings continue to surge, as authorities search for answers following the latest two incidents on the same day at different areas across the city last week.
In the first expressway shooting Thursday, according to Illinois State Police, an unidentified male driver crawling along morning traffic on I-290 witnessed a robbery taking place on the Chicago Transit Authority platform.
That driver pulled over to the shoulder, exited the vehicle and opened fire.
The individual, who has not been identified by authorities, reportedly hopped back into the vehicle and peeled off. No injuries related to the incident have been reported.
The second incident Thursday happened when a 22-year-old passenger in a vehicle traveling southbound on I-94 at Old Orchard was shot after someone in another vehicle opened fire. The victim’s injuries were minor and not believed to be life threatening.
There have been 137 shootings on Chicago-area expressways so far this year as of Sunday, Illinois State Police confirmed to Fox News. There were 128 expressway shootings in Chicago in all of 2020, and 52 in all of 2019.
Another bloody weekend. Calling the city Chiraq is now an insult to Iraq. https://t.co/QQzK14jNgU— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) July 26, 2021
UPDATE: 72 shot, 11 fatally, this weekend in Chicago https://t.co/5Rw2YL4IkZ— Sun-Times Breaking (@CSTbreaking) July 26, 2021