At least 15 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, according to multiple reports.
The large number of shootings included four fatalities across the Windy City.
15 shot in 24 hrs. Yep, looks like effective gun control to me. LOL
— R T (@RDog861) September 3, 2023
"ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported a man, believed to be in his early 20s, was standing 'in the 3800 block of South Wentworth Avenue' when three suspects approached and opened fire around 6:15 p.m. Friday. The victim died at the scene," Breitbart News reported.
"The body of a 53-year-old woman who had been murdered was found by police around 8 a.m. Saturday in a home 'in the 4200 block of West Adams,'" it added.
A 6-year-old boy was shot inside a South Side home on Sunday evening, Chicago police said. https://t.co/RoSlawAARx
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) September 4, 2023
The number of shootings continued to grow over the weekend, with 26 shootings reported in Chicago by Sunday night.
"A 47-year-old victim was shot multiple times and was transported to a hospital in critical condition. The other two men, who are in their 20's, sustained gunshot wounds as well and were initially reported to be in good condition, police said," ABC-7 reported.
"No one was in custody as police continue to investigate," it added concerning the particular incident.
644 murdered in Chi Town over the last 12 months. What a horrible statistic. https://t.co/RF7gsS1M40
— Rev. Paul John Kalchik (@KalchikRev) August 29, 2023
The Chicago Sun-Times keeps a list of homicides in the city, with the latest update showing 403 victims in 2023.
"This database lists the names of everyone killed by another person in the city of Chicago. It’s compiled from Chicago Sun-Times reporting and information from law enforcement agencies and the Cook County medical examiner’s office and updated every day," it explained.
Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson was elected in part on his promise to slow down crime in the city that had soared under former Mayor Lori Lightfoot. So far, Chicagoans are still waiting for progress as shootings continue to plague the area.
The shootings also continue despite the city having some of the nation's strictest gun control laws, helping to prove that the connection between gun control and curbing gun violence is not a helpful method for lowering crime, despite the claims of many lawmakers on the left.