50 Shot, 4 Dead After Chicago Weekend Gun Violence

Fifty people were shot, four fatally, since Friday evening across Chicago, according to local police. Five of those, as explained by Chicago Sun-Times, were teenagers. 

Chicago Sun-Times provides a breakdown of the violent weekend across liberal-run Chicago: 

Sunday

  • The last reported homicide of the weekend happened about 10 p.m. Sunday in Chatham on the South Side. Jeremiah D. McCoy, 25, was riding as a passenger in a car when a blue sedan pulled up and shot the man in the head in the 8600 block of South State Street, officials said. The sedan drove away traveling northbound on State Street, police said. The man who was shot was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

Saturday

  • About 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening, one man was killed and three others wounded in West Garfield Park on the West Side. Four people were in a car about 6:50 p.m. when someone fired at them in the 100 block of South Keeler Avenue, police said. They continued driving to the 500 block of South Pulaski Road, where the car crashed into a Chicago Fire Department vehicle. A 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the back and forearm. A 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old man were also shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 34-year-old man was in critical condition at Mount Sinai after being shot multiple times.
  • Another fatal shooting happened early Saturday in East Garfield Park on the West Side. A 27-year-old man was driving north at 2:56 a.m. in the first block of North Kedzie Avenue when a tan minivan pulled alongside him and someone inside fired shots, according to police. He was shot in the buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Two women were shot, one of them fatally, about half an hour before that in West Garfield Park. They were standing in an alley at 2:27 a.m. in the 4500 block of West Wilcox Street when someone fired shots. Mieya C. Sims, 25, was shot in the head and died at Mount Sinai Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The other woman, 22, was hit in the right leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Friday

  • A shooting late Friday night left a man dead and two other people injured in Roseland on the Far South Side. They were standing on the street about 11:30 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Calumet Avenue when a male walked up and fired shots. Tacarrene B. Scott, 37, was shot in the head and abdomen and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. A 33-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Another 37-year-old man was hit in the left leg and taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Minors wounded

Four other minors were among those injured by gunfire over the weekend.

  • A 17-year-old boy was shot Sunday afternoon in West Garfield Park. He heard shots and realized he was hit about 4:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South Independence Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
  • About two hours before that, a 15-year-old boy was wounded in Woodlawn on the South Side. About 2:30 p.m., he was shot in the shoulder in the 6600 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.
  • Earlier that morning, another 17-year-old boy was hurt in a drive-by in Roseland on the South Side. He was on the street about 5:40 a.m. in the 300 block of West 107th Street when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots at him, according to police. He was struck three times in the left leg and taken to Trinity Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
  • Another teenage boy was injured Friday evening in East Garfield Park. About 6:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk Street, the 15-year-old heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Two weekends ago, at the start of October, Chicago saw 37 people shot, five of them fatally. So far, October has been filled with a surge in violent crime, with 20 shot and killed and 125 shot and wounded, with total homicides at 21. Year to date, 570 people have been shot and killed, and 2,785 were shot and injured, and total homicides around 625. 

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The surge in homicides across Chicago could be a side effect of the virus lockdowns earlier in the year. 

What's becoming increasingly clear is that widespread violence in Chicago is also happening all around the country, suggesting the virus triggered socio-economic bombs across major metro areas and is transforming America into a hellhole. 

President Trump went on a Twitter rage Monday morning, bashing liberal-run states: 

And maybe with America becoming more dangerous -  wealthy Americans will start purchasing armored vehicles that are indistinguishable from ordinary sedans and SUVs currently on the road.