The Chicago crime rate continued to go up this week when four people were killed and 14 were wounded in shootings between Sunday and Monday alone.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a Cook County judge was killed and a 52 year-old woman was injured at 4:50am Sunday morning after the female encountered a gunman in the garage of a two-story brick home. The woman was shot in the leg, at which point Judge Raymond Myles, 66, came running in. Unfortunately, he was fatally shot, but his female companion is expected to survive.
“Upon hearing the commotion and the gunshot, Judge (Raymond) Myles exited his residence,” Melissa Staples, the chief of detectives, said at a news conference at police headquarters. “(He) exchanged words with the offender before he was fatally shot multiple times.”
Staples added that police detectives are pursuing “multiple and promising leads.”
Two other shootings occurred within 15 minutes of each other on Sunday night, the first of which happened at 8pm, when a 20 year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in the Golden Gate neighborhood. Minutes later, a 24 year-old man was shot in the hand, arm and chest while he was standing in a vacant in the East Side neighborhood. He was a rushed to the hospital, but he ended up dying of his injuries.
The fourth fatal shooting happened at 8:20am on Sunday, when a 22 year-old man was fatally shot by his own father as they argued over who would walk the dog. The two fired at each other, and though the father was critically injured, he is expected to survive. However, his son died in the shooting.
Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S., yet they continue to have an unprecedented number of shootings. Clearly, stricter gun laws do NOTHING to lower the crime rate!