Last weekend in the Chicago war-zone, eight people were shot to death, and 40 were injured.
This weekend, shootings in Chicago left seven people dead and another 44 people wounded.
Neither one of these bloody weekends made national news, while news reports about two white men who committed heinous crimes by shooting innocent people were being played non-stop on national news, and tweeted about by every Democrat presidential candidate. Americans waited breahtlessly to discover the killer’s political affiliation. Were they Trump supporters? Were they Democrats? Were they tied to any political groups like Antifa or White Supremacists. Were they legal gun owners? Where did they get their weapons? By the end of the weekend, quite a bit was discovered about both of the white males who senselessly took the lives of innocent people. Everyone wanted to know who was killed. Memorials will be held over the next week, stories will be shared on social media about the lives that were stolen by monsters with evil intentions.
But what about the killers of 15 people in Chicago over the past two weekends? Who were the people who killed and injured dozens of people? Where did they get their guns? What were their political affiliations? Did they believe in God? Who are their parents? What kind of an upbringing did they have? Who were their victims? Will memorials be held for the victims? What about the toddler who was shot because he was too close to the intended targets? What about the 5-year-old boy who shot while riding in a vehicle with two people who had just been stabbed? Who is this 5-year-old boy and will he be okay?
Democrat presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris (CA) called out gun violence in America on Twitter. In her tweet, she mentions, Gilroy, CA, El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH. Does anyone find it strange is that she compeletely ignores the horrific gun violence in Chicago?
El Paso, Texas.
Let’s speak truth: Gun violence is a national emergency in our country.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 5, 2019
Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden spent most of the weekend blaming white nationalism for gun violence and demanding that government enacts gun-control. He tweeted about the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, but ignored the horrific gun violence that took place in mostly black areas of Chicago:
At least 29 lives stolen, families broken, communities shattered in El Paso and Dayton within 13 hours. Dozens more wounded. Between those two mass shootings, dozens more were killed and injured by gun violence that didn't make national headlines.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 4, 2019
Will Democrat presidential candidates tweet about any of the Chicago gun victims or the criminals who shot dozens of people? Will they call out the Democrat Mayor of Chicagor or the Democrat lawmakers who’ve done nothing to stop the gun violence in Chicago, how about the Democrat Governor of Illinois?
Chicago Police Chief Communications Officer, Anthony Gugliemi posted a stunning audio of rapid fire gunshots that can be heard echoing in the bloody city of Chicago. Along with the audio, Gugliemi reminded everyone that the criminals are using illegal guns, saying, “this is what residents and police are up against.”
Below is the sound that Chicago needs to change its ways on how we handle gun offenders. Audio from the tragic shooting at 18th & Kildare yesterday shows that criminals have no deterrent to carrying illegal guns in our city and this is what residents and police are up against. pic.twitter.com/VwixZwR0Vb
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) August 5, 2019
From ABC 7 Chicago – One of the most recent shootings occurred in the city’s Austin neighborhood. Investigators placed down several evidence markers Sunday night on Bloomingdale Avenue near Central Avenue. That’s where police said two men walked up to another man sitting in a parked car and started shooting.
The 21-year-old man was shot twice and rushed to the hospital where he later died. Another woman was injured but was treated and released.
The shooting was one of multiple that took place over the past weekend, including two mass shootings in one police district.
One, a drive-by in Douglas Park that wounded seven people and another in the 1800-block of South Kildare Avenue where one person died and eight others injured.
Investigators believe the shooting Kildare Avenue stemmed from a basketball game earlier in the day where police recovered three weapons and had been forced to disperse the crowd, which only reassembled after they left.
Demetrius Flowers, 33, was killed in the incident.
“It’s got to stop,” said Keith Flowers, the victim’s father. “This senseless killing has got to stop. These kids are dying in the streets and now my son has become one of the statistics.”
Two hours earlier, a shooting in Douglas Park left seven people injured after detectives said the passenger in a black Camaro engaged a group in a gun battle.
This past weekend left Chicago police officers and city-wide emergency rooms stretched to the limit. Mt. Sinai Hospital in Douglas Park was forced to go on bypass for several hours. Sunday night, an additional 50 officers were brought into the 10th District alone.
On Friday, a toddler was hurt in a shooting after a physical altercation between three people in Englewood on the South Side.
About 7:18 p.m., a woman, 33, got into a physical altercation with a 28-year-old woman in the hallway of a residence in the 6700-block of South Parnell Avenue and was stabbed in the left arm, police said.
Following the altercation, a 34-year-old man was leaving the residence with the woman who was stabbed when a 29-year-old man followed them out the door and stabbed the older man in the right arm, police said.
The 29-year-old man then went to the second floor of the residence, got a gun and fired shots outside a window toward a vehicle driven by the two people who were stabbed, police said. A bullet struck a 5-year-old boy who was in the vehicle in the left thigh.
He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.