55 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. 10 of those died from their gunshot wounds dooming Lori Lightfoot to the ash heap of history.
She will be a one-term mayor, that is for sure, but in reality she doesn’t even deserve to serve her full term.
She should be recalled or should resign and let someone else try to run the city. She has failed and she continues to fail. Two police officers were also shot during another weekend of carnage in Chicago.
Ten people were killed and 45 more, including two Chicago police officers and a 15-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend.
Ahead of the weekend, Chicago police braced for protests in the city in the wake of civil unrest north of the Illinois border sparked by the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake. The department’s new Critical Incident Response team, consisting of about 200 officers, was deployed downtown. Seven people were arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest at Loyola University Saturday, while a march downtown that day ended with no arrests.
Last weekend, 66 people were shot throughout the city, five of them fatally. Sunday
The latest fatal attack left one man dead and four other people injured Sunday afternoon at a restaurant in Morgan Park. About 1:50 p.m., a man was dining under a tent at Lumes Pancake House, 11601 S. Western Ave., when a white-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots in his direction, Chicago police and fire officials said. Devon Welsh, 31, was struck multiple times and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Authorities believe he was the intended target.
Four other people were also struck, police said. A man and woman, both 32, were shot in their legs and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were stabilized. A 43-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and buttocks and taken to the same hospital, where she was also stabilized. Another woman, 30, was shot in the foot. She was in good condition at Little Company of Mary Hospital.
Earlier that morning, a man was killed and a woman was injured in Gresham on the South Side. The 34-year-old man was standing outside about 5 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 87th Street when two males approached and opened fire, police said.
He was hit multiple times in the face and upper body and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. The woman, 36, was standing just inside the doorway of a nearby home when she was shot in the foot. She was taken in fair condition to Little Company of Mary Hospital.
Less than two hours before that, another man was shot to death in Back of the Yards on the South Side. Chauncey Ali Jr., 29, was shot in the head while leaving a party about 3:40 a.m. in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
About an hour and a half earlier, another man was found shot to death in South Chicago. Officers responding to ShotSpotter alerts for eight gunshots at 2:09 a.m. found the 61-year-old man on a parkway in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue with a gunshot wound to his head, according to police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Earlier this morning, two officers were shot in the line of duty while protecting West Side residents in the Homan Square neighborhood. I am relieved to report that both officers are stable, and the gunman is in custody.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) August 30, 2020