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 October 23, 2023

Chicago witnesses over two dozen shootings this past weekend

CBS 2 reports that the city of Chicago, Illinois, witnessed at least 27 shootings over the weekend. 

At least 14 of these shootings occurred in one day, on Saturday, Oct. 21, according to ABC 7.

Of these 27 shootings, CBS 2 reports that at least seven were fatal. And, of these seven fatalities, one was a 12-year-old boy.

CBS 2 separately reports:

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Sunday evening. According to the Chicago Police Department, the shooting happened near Lowe and Marquette around 6:30 p.m. Investigators could be seen searching Ryan Harris Memorial Park for evidence following the shooting.

At the time of this writing, the circumstances of the shooting remain unclear and the police have still not located the suspect. The department continues to ask the community for help.

The victims of the 27 shootings that occurred over the weekend in Chicago ranged in age from 12 to 51. The 12-year-old mentioned above was not the only child to be shot. A 13-year-old boy, for example, was also shot, but non-fatally.

CBS 2 reports:

In one of the first shootings of the weekend, a 13-year-old boy was shot Friday night in the 400 block of East 50th Place in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Chicago police said the boy was near the street when he was struck in the leg by gunfire just before 8:30 p.m. He was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in fair condition.

ABC 7 provides more examples of the fatal shootings that occurred in Chicago over the weekend.

The outlet, for example, describes one fatal shooting in which a woman fatally shot a man with a knife.

Per the outlet:

The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. when a 41-year-old man whom the woman knew approached her with a knife inside her home in the 11500 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago police said. The woman then pulled out a gun and shot the man four times in his torso, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

The fact is that this was not that unusual of a weekend for Chicago.

Despite the city's stringent gun laws, some of the most restrictive in the country, Chicago continues to witness a large number of shootings just about every weekend.

For this reason, Chicago has become one of the prime examples used by Second Amendment advocates to prove that the political left's gun control agenda does not work. With numbers like those shown above and below, it is a difficult argument for gun control advocates to meet.

The latest update from the Chicago Sun-Times indicates that "477 victims have been killed in Chicago in 2023." This covers the period from Jan. 1, 2023, to Oct. 23, 2023.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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