Blue Wave Bloodbath: 60 Shot, 16 Killed, Including Baby, in Democrat-Run Chicago
Chicago descends into chaos under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s watch
Under Chicago's Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s watch, there have been over 60 people shot and 16 killed in yet another bloody weekend in the city.
In just a 24-hour time-frame between Friday 4 p.m. to Saturday at 4 p.m, at least 20 had been shot.
During that interval, seven people were killed.
By Monday morning, the victims of the city's shootings amassed to over 60, with 16 people dying from their injuries, NBC Chicago reported.
Tragically, one of the victims of Chicago's bloodbath was a 10-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet while “inside a Logan Square home on the Northwest Side."
Meanwhile, a one-year-old boy was also shot and killed while riding in the car with his mom.
The mother and baby were driving from a laundromat when a car pulled up beside them and opened fire.
The mother was also shot but survived her injuries.
Last week, over 100 people were shot in Chicago during Father’s Day Weekend.
Fourteen people were killed in the shootings.
The first non-fatal shooting of the weekend occurred around 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The incident occurred when a vehicle pulled up near a 35-year-old woman, and the occupants opened fire.
President Donald Trump blasted Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for the gun violence accusing them of putting their "own political interests ahead of the lives, safety, and fortunes of your own citizens," amid the ongoing gun violence.
Trump pointed out Chicago had become more dangerous than the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the victims was a "hardworking father," and high school student and a college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, Trump noted.
"Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect," Trump wrote.
"I am concerned it is another example of your lack of commitment to the vulnerable citizens who are victims of this violence and a lack of respect for the men and women in law enforcement."
Trump attempted to extend an olive branch to both leaders.
"If you are willing to put partisanship aside, we can revitalize distressed neighborhoods in Chicago together," Trump said.
"But to succeed, you must establish law and order."
Trump described how the federal government provided financial assistance to assist in tackling Chicago's epidemic of violence.
"These funds are in addition to those collected through your combined and insatiable appetite to tax the people of Illinois and Chicago," he told Lightfoot and Pritzker.
But rather than working with Trump to resolve the problem and save lives, Lightfoot instead blasted Trump.
"I don't need leadership lessons from Donald Trump," the mayor wrote.
I don’t need leadership lessons from Donald Trump.— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 27, 2020