Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to immediately resign after Chicago saw more carnage over the weekend.
The city is under siege and Lori is overmatched. Chicago saw 50 shootings with 8 people shot dead and also saw a 5-year-olf girl stabbed.
The Chicago media keeps the numbers and reports the death toll to try to shame Lightfoot to action. So far she is failing.
The numbers don’t include two fatal stabbing of females this weekend. A 5-year-old girl was stabbed to death Saturday morning in East Garfield Park, according to police, who later charged the girl’s mother with murder. Early Sunday, a woman in her 20s with stab wounds was pulled from the North Branch of the Chicago River.
Last weekend, 10 people were killed and 35 others were injured by gunfire in Chicago.
About 1 a.m. Monday, a 31-year-old man was killed in a Grand Crossing drive-by. He was walking in the 1400 block of East 73rd Street, when someone in a passing black SUV fired shots at him, Chicago police said. He was struck in the left shoulder, the armpit and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A 66-year-old man was killed and another wounded Sunday evening in a shooting in Englewood. The men were outside about 6:45 p.m. near a vehicle in the 6100 block of South Bishop Avenue when someone fired shots, striking the older man in the head and the younger man in the leg, police said. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the 66-year-old man was pronounced dead, police said. A 54-year-old was listed in good condition.
Earlier in the evening, a 20-year-old man died after being dropped off at St. Bernard Hospital in Englewood with a gunshot wound to his head. The man, 20, was dropped off about 5 p.m. at the hospital, 326 W. 64th St., Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigators believe he was shot in the 6900 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.
Saturday evening, a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in West Pullman on the Far South Side. The boy was shot in the head about 9:20 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Prairie Avenue, police said. Omar Alvarado was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, officials said. He lived in suburban Harvey.
A 17-year-old boy was shot dead by two gunmen about 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the West Side. Avion Aldridge was in an alley in the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue when two gunmen opened fire, authorities said. He suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and died at the scene, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The suspects left in a light-colored vehicle.
Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was found fatally shot nearby in the Austin neighborhood. Richard Soward was found with unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds shortly before 5 a.m. in the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue, officials said. He died at the scene.
Minutes earlier, a 42-year-old man was shot during a backyard gathering in Grand Crossing on the South Side. Rayalecio Purman was in the 7000 block of South Harper Avenue about 4:10 a.m. when someone walked up to him and shot him in the back, officials said. He was rushed to University of Chicago Hospital where he died, police said. Purman lived in Englewood.
The first fatal shooting of the weekend left a 19-year-old man dead Friday night on the South Side. Cornelius Pulthus Jr. was walking in an alley with two other people in the Burnside neighborhood when someone opened fire and struck him in the chest and back, officials said. The shooting happened about 10 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Vernon Avenue, police said. He died later at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
No arrest has been announced in any of the the fatal shootings.