Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago: 15 People Shot on Tuesday Alone
Soaring gun violence continues in Democrat-run city
Under far-left Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot's leadership, Chicago's soaring violence continues with no end in sight.
The spiraling violent crime crisis has further deepened this week, with 15 people shot, one fatally, on Tuesday alone.
The Tuesday fatality was as a 42-year-old man who was shot in the head in the middle of the afternoon, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
He was shot “in the 9300 block of South Halsted Street,” according to the outlet.
Police pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The Sun-Times reported that Mayor Lightfoot’s city saw over 20 people shot on Monday, and two of them fatally.
The first of Monday’s fatalities was 29-year-old Kevin Garcia, who was shot in a drive-by incident “about 12:50 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue,” according to Breitbart.
He was taken to a hospital where he died.
Monday’s second fatality was an 18-year-old who was shot and killed around 11:45 p.m., “in the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue.”
The 18-year and another individual were shot when “multiple people got out of a white sedan” and opened fire.
The violence on Monday and Tuesday followed a weekend in which Chicago witnessed at least 50 people shot, five fatally.
Breitbart News reported at least 13 people were shot on Monday alone in Mayor Jim Kenney’s (D) Philadelphia.
The Monday shootings in Philadelphia followed a weekend of violence in the city that left behind more than 30 victims.
NBC Philadelphia reported that seven of the weekend shooting victims later succumbed to their wounds.
Mayor Lightfoot has repeatedly attempted to shift the blame for the violence away from her own office.
Although Lightfoot said the violent looting and rioting were not justified, the mayor seemingly sympathized with those causing the unrest.
"There’s a lot of anger. There’s a lot of frustration," Lightfoot said.