The violence in Chicago has hit a new high. 19 people were shot and injured in overnight shootings in the Windy City last night.
Reports Chicago Tribune:
The overnight shootings peaked between 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. That’s when eight people, many of them teens, were shot at 79th Street and Essex Avenue about 9:30 p.m.
Then two men were wounded in the Ida B. Wells / Darrow Homes complex at about 9:25 p.m., police said. The men, 27 and 33, were shot in the 600 block of East 37th Street and taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals, police said. The younger man was shot in the head and the other in the right arm, Gaines said.
Around the same time, two other men were wounded in the arms in a drive-by shooting in the 2900 block of West 39th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood.
About 15 minutes later, a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to Jackson Park Hospital from the 7200 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, Gaines said. He was treated and released. The man told police he was talking on his phone when he heard a single shot and realized he was wounded.
Earlier Thursday evening, four men were wounded in a shooting in the Little Village neighborhood about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, police said.
They were walking in the 3200 block of South Kedzie Avenue when at least one person inside a vehicle with three others opened fire, police said, hitting the group. Three 19-year-olds and a 22-year-old were wounded.
Just after midnight, a 17-year-old was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said. He was walking in the 7100 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood when someone inside a passing car opened fire, police said.
Another 17-year-old was shot after 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw Street in the Homan Square neighborhood. He’s in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. Someone walked to him and started shooting, police said.
And now…the video.
I see said the blind man. And now…
This is EbenGregory.com…telling you I want you to know something. I want you to know that Chicago perennially comes under fire for racially charged violence. I want you to know that in just the span of three days alone — March 16th-19th of this year — 41 people, mostly African-Americans, were shot and killed in Chicago with ten were killed in President Obama’s former neighborhood. I want you to know that in just the first three months of 2012, 109 people have already been murdered in the city of Chicago. I want you to know that nationally, nearly half of all murder victims are Black. And the overwhelming majority of those Black people are killed by other Black people. I want you to know that Black youth are drowning in a perfect storm of neglect, poverty, and mindless violence. Lastly, I want you to know that no group of people has ever willingly allowed its young people to devour themselves as senselessly as young Black males are currently doing in America. Gee whiz Black people, we gotta do better.