Father’s Day marks the day Americans celebrate their paternal units. In the tourist attraction known as Chicago, it seems as though gang members prefer to celebrate the Father’s Day weekend with gunfire directed at their fellow Americans rather than having a peaceful dinner and gifts of ties and Old Spice to dear old dad.
As Father’s Day leads into the Juneteenth federal holiday Monday, the body count of Chicago’s new Mayor Brandon “Big Brain” Johnson’s continues to climb. Eleven are dead and 53 more have been wounded as of this morning, during a particularly bloody holiday weekend. Sharp-eyed readers will recall that over Memorial Day weekend the Windy City tallied 12 dead and 49 more wounded in largely gang violence.
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to accurately compare the tallies between this weekend and the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the traditional beginning of the summer open season in the Windy City. However at this point it seems a safe bet that the Father’s Day/Juneteenth weekend will beat Memorial Day handily.
ABC7 Chicago has a rundown of the mayhem.
At least 55 people have been shot, nine fatally, in shootings across Chicago over the three-day holiday weekend so far, police said.
Five people were shot, two fatally, on the city’s South Side on Sunday evening, Chicago police said. The shooting happened in the Roseland neighborhood near West 99th Street and South Princeton Avenue. Two men, a 37-year-old shot in his head and a 33-year-old shot in the neck, died from their injuries. Police said another man, a 27-year-old shot in the buttocks and shoulder, is in critical condition. Two other men, 19 and 25, were listed in fair condition. All gunshot victims were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and Roseland and Christ hospitals. During a press conference, Chicago police said a car pulled up alongside the gathering, and someone inside opened fire.
Four men were shot, one fatally, in the Austin neighborhood early Sunday. Just before 3 a.m., five men were fighting inside a garage in the 5400-block of West Crystal Street when one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to Chicago police. One man, 31, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Another man, whose age was unknown, was shot in the ankle and was taken to the same hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said. The third man, 27, was struck in the leg and arm and drove to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, police said. A fourth man, whose age was unknown, also went to Stroger Hospital and was listed in critical condition with unknown injuries, police said. The gunman fled the scene, police said. No one was in custody.
A man was found shot to over an hour earlier in Woodlawn on the South Side. The man, 48, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the 6600-block of South Evans Avenue around 1:30 a.m., Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No arrests have been made.
A teen boy was killed and another was injured in a Saturday afternoon shooting on Chicago’s West Side, police said. Police said the shooting happened in the Fifth City neighborhood’s 100-block of South Homan Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Two teens, 14 and 15 years old, were struck by gunfire and transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The 15-year-old boy, shot in the head, was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The 14-year-old boy was shot in the body multiple times. There is no one in custody and area detectives are investigating. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.
Notice the common thread in all of these…”No one was in custody.” “No arrests have been made.” There’s more here if you want to read the rest of the story.
Welcome to Chicago, the city of impunity, where police solve just 5% of major crimes and the mayor is more interested in “social justice” and hiring yellow-vested “peacekeepers” than actual law and order.