Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Sees 54 Shot, 10 Dead in Weekend Bloodbath
Two police officers, and a 15-year-old boy shot
Chicago saw yet another spate of shootings over the weekend, which included two police officers, and a 15-year-old boy.
A total of 54 people were shot in the city, including 10 fatally.
A shooting that took place outside a restaurant Sunday took the lives of one person while four others were injured.
Three women and two men were shot while they ate at Lumes Pancake House, according to police.
ABC Chicago reported:
A 43-year-old woman was shot in the stomach and buttock, and a 32-year-old woman was shot in the thigh, police said.
Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.
A 32-year-old man who was shot in the thigh is now in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said. A 30-year-old woman who was shot in the foot is in good condition at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
It wasn't immediately clear whether those injured were part of the same dining party as the intended target, or innocent bystanders.
Witnesses said after the shooting was over, the gunmen jumped back into the white SUV and drove off.
No one is in custody. Area Two detectives are investigating.
Police said the 15-year-old boy was shot in the lower back by someone in a silver sedan in the 1200-block of E. 63rd Street around 8:30 p.m.
The teen was driven to Jackson Park Hospital in critical condition, police said. He was later transferred to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.
One resident described what it was like living in the middle of Chicago's violence:
The news comes as Chicago Mayor Lightfoot continues to refuse help from President Donald Trump.
Last month, Police Superintendent David Brown said his department released statistics that revealed the month of July had been one of the deadliest in the history of the city.
Brown was again repeating what has become a grim ritual of recounting the death of a child in the Democrat-led city.
Earlier this month, Brown warned looters that his officers are coming after them.
During a press conference, Brown noted violence and looting followed an officer-involved shooting in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
Brown said the 20-year-old male shooting suspect allegedly pointed a gun at officers and “shot at officers first.”