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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

8 people killed, 25 wounded in bloody weekend in Chicago

Memorial Day weekend proved even bloodier than last year in Chicago.

At least eight people were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across the city since midnight Friday, police told WLS. Last year, over the entire weekend of the unofficial start of summer, seven people were killed and 45 others were hurt.

The victims, WLS reported, include China Marie Lyons-Upshaw, who was shot in the chest while playing with a gun; Bobbieana Lyons, 20, a young mother shot and killed on her doorstep while celebrating her 2-year-old’s birthday; and a 31-year-old man shot twice in the chest and once in the head after he got into a fight with another man.

To try and reduce the grim statistics, police had been trying to curb gun violence by employing 1,300 extra officers on patrol with help from state and federal partners.
The crimes come days after President Donald Trump tweeted about how Chicago police are unable to properly do their jobs because of the city’s bureaucracy.

“The killings are at a record pace and tough police work, which Chicago will not allow, would bring things back to order fast ... the killings must stop!” Trump tweeted.



Anonymous said...

Ban legal owned guns/take down the wall/ban free speech VOTE DEMOCRAT

Anonymous said...

It's not even hot on the streets yet. Summer is coming.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely horrific to be happening in a (once) wonderful American city.
Maybe the worst thing about this is we'll be inundated with street-closing, highway-closing, massive protests from Black Lives Matter because of this.
Wait... I haven't heard a word from BLM. Where are they?
I guess Chicagoan Black lives are expendable and don't really matter...

Anonymous said...

And they will still vote overwhelmingly Democratic even though they were lied to by them for the last six decades.

Anonymous said...

The Vegas odds on the "Best Kill Rate Between Chicago and Baltimore by Labor Day" has been posted.
Chicago is the favorite (but not by much).
If you take Baltimore, they'll spot you 18 bodies.

Anonymous said...

They should make killing illegal. Truth is you want to stop killing start by voting Republican.

Anonymous said...

They will eventually clean it up.....they are killing one another, let the police just step back and observe! Nobody saw anything the interviews!

Anonymous said...

Chicago's Black Lives Don't Matter!