Chicago Shootings Show Spike Lee May Have Had a Point When He Called His Movie “Chirac”
Mayor Emanuel? Bueller?
From the Chicago Tribune:
Sixteen people were shot in Chicago over a 12-hour period Monday, including two along a Safe Passage school route in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities.
Five died in the shootings — from Cragin on the Northwest Side to Roseland on the Far South Side. Those shot ranged in age from 16 to 56. Several survivors were in critical condition.
The burst of shootings came after no one was reported shot in the city through most of the day Sunday into Monday morning.
An Iraq vet in the Tribune story says “I think being here is worse than over there.”
That was Monday. Then there was Tuesday. From the Chicago Sun Times:
A 76-year-old man was among three people killed in separate shootings that left another man wounded Tuesday across Chicago.
Tuesday evening, a man was found shot to death in the University Village neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The 62-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head about 6:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Maxwell, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.Police said the shooting might have been related to an earlier dispute he had with a neighbor.
Less than three hours earlier, a 33-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to police.
See also the Daily Caller’s story Chicago Shootings Up More Than 200 Percent In 2016, where local official blame social media, at least in part, for the violence.