Chicago continued it’s descent into gun violence this week as one man was killed and nine were injured in shootings between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a 26 year-old man was shot dead at around 10:30am Wednesday as he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side. A gunman wearing a dark-hooded jacket then approached the car and opened fire on the victim, shooting him multiple times before fleeing the scene.
The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.
A 39 year-old man was shot at 5:10am Thursday morning while sitting in a van in Englewood when two people approached the vehicle and opened fire. He was shot in the arm and leg and is now in stable condition.
Just after midnight, a 40-year-old man was shot while he was in a garage in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city’s Southwest Side. Two men shot him in the chest and abdomen, and he remains in critical condition.
At 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, a 23-year-old man was walking in the Trumbull Park neighborhood when he was suddenly shot in the leg. He is in good condition at this time.
A 17 year-old man was shot multiple times at 9:15 Wednesday night in the South Shore neighborhood. He is still in serious condition.
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!