MEANWHILE…IN CHICAGO: 10 killed, 54 wounded in gun violence over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago

“Among those killed was a 7-year-old boy shot in the chest during an attack aimed at his father, according to police. The boy died during a 9-hour stretch in which half of the 64 gunshot victims were wounded. Five of those people died after being shot and the other 27 were wounded between about 9:20 p.m. Saturday and 4:45 a.m. Sunday, according to police.”

Chicago SunTimes reports 9 dead, 53 injured, but more background on why the boy was shot:

“Police said Sunday the bullet that fatally wounded 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July was meant for his father. Both Amari and the 26-year-old woman were shot in the chest at 11:55 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Harding, police said.

The boy’s father, Antonio Brown, is a ranking gang member with 45 previous arrests and was not cooperating with police as of Sunday afternoon as they tried to find his son’s killer, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.”

Where is the #BlackLivesMatter protest and outrage? Or do black lives only matter when the shooter is white?


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