54 People Shot in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago over July 4th Weekend
Seven people killed in shootings during another bloodbath weekend in Democrat-run city
At least 54 people have been shot, 7 of them fatally, over the bloodbath of a Fourth of July weekend in Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago.
By Sunday morning, 31 people had already been shot since Friday.
Four of those 31 people died from their injuries.
However, the death toll continued to rise into Monday as more Chicagoans were gunned down.
ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the number of shooting victims was at least 54 by Monday morning.
The number of shooting fatalities also rose by three more to make a total of at least seven dead.
The first of those three additional fatal shootings was 29-year-old Keishone Roberts, who was shot and fatally wounded Friday at 5 p.m.
He was transported to a hospital where he died.
Minutes later, at 5:45 p.m., 26-year-old was shot and killed “in the 6500-block of South Wolcott Avenue.”
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
One person was shot and killed, and two others were shot and wounded, Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m.
The deceased was a 24-year-old man who was shot numerous times and pronounced dead at the scene.
Data compiled by the Sun-Times shows 320 people were killed in Chicago from January 1, 2022, through July 3, 2022.
Street Pastor Donovan Price warned ABC7 that his team expects the violence is not over yet.
"I hate to say we wait for it or we expect it," Price said.
"Fourth of July weekend has proven itself to be what it's going to be.
"The numbers aren't what last year were.
"However, that is not a sign that's it's getting better.
"That's just the ebb and flow of violence."