Dozens of shootings, multiple deaths reported in Chicago over course of several days

Progressive politicians and pundits have often highlighted the tragedy of mass shootings in their quest to implement new gun control laws, but daily gun violence in urban settings across the nation has typically garnered far less media attention.

In Chicago, for example, dozens of individuals were shot — about a dozen of whom were killed — in separate incidents over the course of just a few days, Breitbart reported. 

Days of continued gun violence

According to reports, 12 people were shot, including two fatalities, in an eight-hour span between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in the Windy City.

Aside from local media reports, however, there has been little mention of the violent gun crimes by national media or gun control activist groups.

As WLS-TV reported, at least a dozen individuals were shot between Tuesday at 9 p.m. and Wednesday at 5 a.m. in various parts of the city.

The first of two fatalities involved a 16-year-old male who was struck multiple times during an apparent drive-by shooting while he stood in the front yard of a home on Tuesday evening. The boy reportedly suffered injuries to his head and arms and was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived at an area hospital.

In a second fatal shooting just before midnight, two men, ages 33 and 38, were reportedly approached on a sidewalk by unknown assailants who opened fire on them. The 33-year-old was shot in the back and pronounced dead after he was rushed to the hospital while the other victim survived with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Bloody Easter weekend

Those shootings followed a bloody Easter Monday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Of 16 individuals shot that day, two were reportedly killed.

Seven of the non-fatal shootings were part of one single incident, meeting the common requirements to be classified as a “mass shooting.” Since the gunfire erupted from a fight and no one died as a result, however, the national media apparently decided to largely overlook the violent crime.

An earlier Sun-Times report chronicled violence over the Easter weekend — from Friday at 5 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. — during which 34 people were shot, including eight who died as a result of their injuries.

A surge in gun crimes and homicides has been reported across the U.S. over the past year, prompting President Joe Biden and others on the left to point to gun sales as a primary culprit and new restrictions as a possible remedy. The president announced executive action on the issue this week, targeting unregistered firearms and calling for new avenues by which to prevent potentially dangerous individuals from obtaining a gun.

Whatever the underlying causes, each of these shootings is a tragedy that deserves fair media coverage and honest political debate over steps that could stem the violent tide.

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  2. The shootings in Chicago are a weekly occurrence . When the Daily’s where mayors shootings like now where unheard of. Leightfoot is not mayor material

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  4. Gun control will not stop this violence nor will more handouts do it.. Economic opportunity was the answer but with Trump gone so now is that gone. Only criminals have guns in Chicago, not good citizens.

  5. Chicago and Illinois have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. But do you really believe that the bad guys will OBEY the gun laws? I don’t think so.

  6. Biden attempted to justify his new gun control orders: Biden pointed to the cost tied to gun crime seen in large cities across America, particularly in minority communities. He said, “Gun violence is estimated to cost the nation $280 billion a year.” But failed to point out that large cities where all the minority gun crime is committed is already heavily Gun Controlled by Democrats and the majority of weapons used are stolen therefore no Background check needed and its the minorities who are shooting other minorities during the commission of crimes. Which makes this effort a real Liberal conundrum! “Gun control defined: The Democrats want us to believe that people who are willing to ignore laws against rape, torture, kidnapping, robbery, theft, and murder will MAGICALLY obey a law which prohibits them from owning a firearm”. In conclusion I offer a Historic fact: Governments have disarmed and executed over 262 million of their own people in the 20th Century. Please tell me again why Governments should be the only one with guns?

  7. Govt does not care one iota about these deaths because it is Black on Black killings. Govt could care less. Black live Matter is a farce where the government is involved. The govt could care less.

  8. GUNS ARE BANNED IN CHICAGO AND LOOK AT ALL THE SHOOTINGS THEY HAVE. THE Same for NEW YORK. SO WHAT IN THE HATIES ARE THEY BANNING GUNS. THERE ARE ALOT MORE IMPORTANT STUFF TO DEAL WITH.

  9. I have an idea to at least study the violence in Dem cities. Take the fences and barriers meant to keep citizens from dealing directly with their government that are all over Washington D.C. and put them around Chicago. The purpose will not be to keep anyone out, but to keep all the violent criminals in. Then, instead of defunding the police, flood the city with thousands of them. Give the police orders to shoot to kill any gunmen they find. Sort of a reverse of red flag laws. Find a criminal committing a gun crime, and execute him on the spot. No trial, no due process, just instant karma. Red flag laws use the same process on civilians for merely owning a gun, why can’t criminals receive the same level of control for using one? I would venture a guess that there would be a lot less gun violence in Chicago in very little time. And the violence would be directed where it would get the biggest return, at the criminals at the root of the problem. Try it! The worst that could happen is less crime on the streets.

  10. The Democrats are probably promoting all this gun violence just to stuff all these gun laws down our throats.

  11. Excuse my ignorance but I was under the impression that Chicago had some of the strictest gun laws in the United States! So why does it still have the most murders in the USA?
    I would like to suggest that criminals to not follow the law or rules. They are going to get guns anyway they can SO it appears to me that Biden’s gang of politicians is out to get law abiding peoples guns which would leave them defenseless against the criminals! Also the defunding of the police only adds too this debacle. This is in fact a play from Adolf Hitler’s book and battle plan during WWII. I pray the people of the USA will wake up to the criminals we DID NOT elect and what they are doing to OUR great nation.

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