Gun-Controlled Chicago: At Least 68 Shot, 5 Killed, over July 4th Weekend

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By Breitbart. At least 66 people were shot, five fatally, over July Fourth weekend in gun-controlled Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a woman was killed “before dawn” July 4, 2019, on West Wilcox Street. “Another man was killed and three others were wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side” during an 11:30 am drive-by shooting on July 4.

A 37-year-old man named Oliver Booth was shot and killed around 2:47 am Friday. Minutes later, at roughly 2:55 am, 22-year-old Akeelah D. Addison was shot in the head and killed “in the 4200 block of South Wells Street in Fuller Park.” . . .

Three other individuals were shot and wounded around 9:10 pm Saturday in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The shooting followed an argument in which a 33-year-old man and two women, “ages 46 and 30, got into an altercation with two men in the 4600 block of South Martin Luther King Drive.” One of the two men allegedly pulled out a gun and opened fire (Read more from “Gun-Controlled Chicago: At Least 66 Shot, 5 Killed, over July 4th Weekend” HERE)

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68 Shot, 5 Fatally, in 4th of July Weekend Gun Violence Across Chicago

By ABC News. . .A 31-year-old man was struck in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said. A woman, 22, was shot in the back and taken to the same hospital. Her condition was stabilized. Police say a 21-year-old woman who was shot in the foot had her condition stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital. Another woman, 32, was hit in the leg and her was condition stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

Area South detectives are investigating.

A 28-year-old man was wounded in a different shooting Sunday in Lawndale, police said.

He was walking on a sidewalk about 2:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Homan Avenue when a male approached on foot and opened fire, Chicago police said. . .

A man and woman, both 25, were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The man had gunshot wounds to the back and buttocks, and his condition was stabilized. The woman was grazed in the buttocks and is in good condition. (Read more from “68 Shot, 5 Fatally, in 4th of July Weekend Gun Violence Across Chicago” HERE)

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