The Chicago Tribune reports that 14 people were shot and 6 killed within a span of 15 hours this week, urging Mayor Rahm Emanuel to declare once again that “enough is enough” and demand that the city’s criminal justice system and gun laws “reflect the values of the people of the city of Chicago.”
Fourteen people shot in 15 hours in Chicago, where homicides are up 21% over last year. http://t.co/TLv8VmVO8p
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) September 29, 2015
We’re not sure what Steve Krakauer meant by appending “These lives matter” to his tweet but it certainly seems like an unnecessary bit of editorializing.
14 shot in 15 hours in Chicago – among dead, pregnant woman, among injured, her 11-month-old. These lives matter. http://t.co/H1OlI4QuNs
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) September 29, 2015
The most high-profile of the shootings was an apparent drive-by that killed a pregnant woman and a grandmother and injured an 11-month-old.
In the Back of the Yards shooting, family members were getting out of their car in the 5300 block of South Aberdeen Street around 7:15 p.m. when another car drove up and shots were fired, according to Deputy Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy.
Patricia Chew, pregnant with her third child, was shot in the right side, and her 11-month-old son, Princeton, was shot in the left side. The boy’s grandmother, Lolita Wells, was shot in the leg, according to relatives and police.
Man whose sister & mother killed and 11-month old nephew injured in shooting pleas for killer to turn himself in: pic.twitter.com/C3iEcioRSp
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyABC7) September 29, 2015
Unfortunately, the “14 shot” figure includes only that particularly violent 15-hour span.
For the second straight weekend, more than 50 people were shot in Chicago. Six others have died since Monday. http://t.co/N4ilb3MSau
— Adam Chandler (@AllMyChandler) September 29, 2015
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) September 30, 2015
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) September 29, 2015
After 14 shot in 15 hours in Chicago, mayor says gun laws must 'reflect the values of the people' What values? http://t.co/TzMvOnhJyP
— MikeBates (@MikeBates) September 30, 2015
@chicagotribune What does that mean?
— Marilyn Ferdinand (@FerdyOnFilms) September 29, 2015
@chicagotribune what values? Lol
— free isn't free (@joedome86) September 29, 2015
@chicagotribune the violence represents the people with no values.
— Pearlxxx (@xoxpearlxox) September 29, 2015
@chicagotribune Gun laws in Chicago/Illinois are some of the most strict in the country. Guns are not the problem. People are the problem.
— Jonathan Brust (@JonathanBrust) September 29, 2015