Lori Lightfoot's Chicago: 3 Dead, 34 Shot in Another Weekend Bloodbath
City shows no signs of slowing down where violent gun crime is concerned
Chicago has recorded another weekend of violence, which includes 34 people shot with at least three fatalities.
The city, currently under Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot's watch, shows no signs of slowing down where violent gun crime is concerned.
The first homicide, which occurred on Friday at 5:45 p.m, included a 35-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl, according to CBS Chicago.
The pair was walking down the street before a vehicle pulled up and opened fire.
The man was shot in the head while the teen was struck in the ankle and thigh.
The man was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead, while the girl is in good condition.
The relationship between the two victims is not known.
Later a 17-year-old boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in a critical condition, according to Fox 32.
WTTV.com reported that Chicago recorded its deadliest September in over 25 years.
Authorities reported 81 homicides last month.
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David Brown, the police superintendent, said in a statement:
“This has been an unprecedented year in policing, as a global pandemic and civil unrest have converged to present law enforcement with a crisis on multiple fronts.
“And yet, our officers remain committed to improving public safety despite these challenges.”
Last week, Chicago saw the death of a 5-year-old girl during another weekend, which resulted in at least 49 people being shot, seven fatally.
The girl, Serenity Arrington, suffered multiple stab wounds and died after being rushed to the hospital, according to CBS Chicago.
Serenity's mother, 27-year-old Simone Austin, was charged with her death with first-degree murder, according to reports.
Neon Nettle reported in August that Chicago saw a massive 139 percent increase in murders during July 2020 compared to July 2019, all under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's watch.