We just celebrated Easter over the weekend, that time of year when Christians joyfully observe that Jesus Christ returned from the dead and saved all of our souls from eternal damnation. In Chicago, Jesus wept.
Seven people have were shot and killed with at least 27 others left wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago over Easter weekend. Was there a war? No, it’s just Chicago.
About 11:25 pm Easter night, a 45-year-old man was found in the 6800-block of South Throop Street in Englewood on the South Side with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest, according to Chicago police. The man was incapable of giving details of the shooting because of the severity of his injuries.
According to police, he was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Details have not yet been released on this man’s death by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Another man fatally shot, and a second man was critically wounded during a shooting Easter morning in Roseland on the South Side.
What is happening to our society? How can the new leaders of Washington, DC cry out about a pandemic of so-called white supremacy systemically across America and yet they do and say nothing about groups of black people in Chicago being murdered weekend after weekend after weekend?
A 31-year-old man was in an argument with two people around 1:30 in the morning in the 200-block of West 108th Street when one person fired multiple shots at him, Chicago police said.
The man was hit 14 times with gunshot wounds to the upper body and he was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead, according to police. “Christ” Medical Center on Easter weekend to die needlessly.
A 45-year-old man as a good Samaritan tried to intervene, and he too was also shot, according to police. For his efforts, the man got two gunshot wounds to his chest and was taken to the same hospital as the man he tried to help in critical condition.
In West Town on Saturday night, a 24-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting. Around 7:25 pm, he was standing in an alley in the 2000-block of West Maypole Avenue, when a man approached him, pulled out a gun, and fired several shots at him, police said. The man was hit once in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
Guess what? On Saturday morning another person was shot on the Kennedy Expressway in Avondale on the North Side around 6:35 am as he drove south on I-90 close to Belmont. According to Illinois State Police he was transported to a local hospital. Luckily the man sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
At around 5:15 in the morning, a 25-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in Cragin on the Northwest Side in the 5000 block of West Deming Place. He was hit in the abdomen and driven to Illinois Masonic Hospital. He is in critical condition.
Around 3:30 Saturday morning, a man who was a passenger in a vehicle was shot in the Loop on Lower Wacker Drive. Police said the man heard gunshots and suddenly felt pain. He was shot in the knee and taken to Stroger Hospital and is in stable condition.
The weekend started out horribly for a 29-year-old man in Roseland on the South Side when around 10 pm he was shot in the 10400 block of South Corliss Avenue. This guy was resourceful and got himself to Roseland Hospital after being shot in the shoulder. Luckily, he is in stable condition.
A little over two hours prior to that, another person was seriously injured in a shooting in Austin on the West Side where the 54-year-old man was standing near a home around 7:45 pm in the 1700 block of North Mason Ave. when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg. He was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood according to police and is listed in serious condition.
Twenty-five other people, maybe more by now, were wounded in shootings across the city between 5 pm Friday and 5 am Monday.
Chicago is not a city of peace. It is the skunk of Hell, and it’s high time Democrats, who have run the city since 1927, start giving a damn about all the killings going on in that city. They can’t continue lying about white supremacy being the biggest threat to black people in America when they do absolutely nothing at all about the scores of black Americans being murdered each weekend when there isn’t a white supremacist to be found for hundreds of miles.
In total, 36 people were shot and four of them died in Chicago on Easter weekend.