#BLACKLIVESMATTER…EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 102 shot, 15 fatally, in Chicago over July 4 holiday weekend
The violence plaguing Chicago made international headlines Wednesday, after a bloody Fourth of July weekend.
Of the 102 people shot since Friday night, 15 have died. Police said most of the shootings happened Monday night on the South and West sides of the city.
Chicago Police staffed 1,300 additional officers, made arrests before the weekend of those with repeat offenses and active warrants and used the technology of the ATF’s ballistic mobile van. Despite the extra missions and technology, there were eight murders through the Fourth of July and six murders in the early morning hours Wednesday.
Three people were killed and eight wounded in separate shootings on Thursday across Chicago, mostly on the South and West sides.
Following a historically violent Fourth of July holiday weekend that ended with more than 100 people shot, the city is approaching 1,900 gunshot victims on the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. At least 325 of them have died.
The latest killings happened within 20 minutes of each other in Humboldt Park and Gresham, according to Chicago Police.