Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to resign. She is not in control of that city and seems unable to stop the violence and that is saying something for Chicago in the summer.
Fifteen people were shot in Chicago on Tuesday alone. One man was killed in Washington Heights on the city’s south side.
Just recently an alderman from a key part of Chicago said Lori had lost control of the city and with the violence still out of control he is correct.
Officers found the 42-year-old unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head about 2:30 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Halsted Street, Chicago police said. He died at the scene.
A 16-year-old boy was among two people shot in West Garfield Park on the West Side.
He and a 23-year-old man were on the sidewalk about 5:40 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue when someone in a vehicle fired shots, police said.
The teen was struck in the groin and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. The man was hit in the thigh and listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital.
In the day’s latest reported shooting, a woman was grazed during an argument in Woodlawn on the South Side.
The woman, 23, got into an argument with a male about 11:50 p.m. while she visited a relative in the 6100 block of South Kimbark Avenue, police said.
The male pulled out a gun and opened fire, grazing the woman on the leg, police said. She refused medical attention.
A man was shot just over an hour earlier in South Chicago.
The 41-year-old was walking about 10:40 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Houston Avenue when he heard shots and a bullet struck him in the hand, police said. The man was dropped off two hours later at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was in good condition.
About 35 minutes before that, two men were shot in Back of the Yards on the South Side.
The men, 31 and 34, were standing outside about 10:05 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Wood Street when someone in a vehicle fired shots, striking them both, police said.
Both men were driven to Stroger Hospital by an acquaintance, police said. The younger man was in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the arm and shoulder. The 34-year-old was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and back.
A 25-year-old man was wounded earlier Tuesday evening when he was shot in Garfield Park on the West Side.