Although this won’t make national news headlines, Chicago had another bloody Labor Day weekend where “at least 43 people were shot — eight of them fatally”:
At least 43 people were shot — eight of them fatally — in shootings across Chicago over Labor Day weekend. https://t.co/JvhZ9ZYzjy
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) September 3, 2019
This was double the number of people shot and killed during last year’s Labor Day holiday. From the Sun-Times:
Though the city saw its lowest number of murders and shootings in August since 2011, according to data from Chicago police, the number of fatal shootings over the holiday weekend doubled the total from last year’s Labor Day weekend, when four people were killed and 23 others were wounded in citywide shootings.
Catch and release (with a misdemeanor): THIS is why gun crime is so bad in Chicago https://t.co/G9CiBJQVHM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2019