Bloody Weekends in Chicago and NYC
The Chicago Sun Times reports that 64 people were shot in Chicago last weekend (9/3-9/5) with 9 killed. There were more deaths last weekend than over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Among those shot with nine children ranging in ages from 12 to 16. There were two mass shootings including a random attack at people leaving a birthday party Saturday night, killing a woman and injuring three others. Hours earlier another mass shooting killed a 24-year-old man and injured three others. According to the New York Post, New York City fared better over the weekend with only 35 shootings and no deaths so far. In one incident two shooters fired randomly into a group of roughly 100 people listening to music outdoors at a housing project at about 12:30 am Monday morning. Six were injured. At least 15 people were shot in 11 incidents Friday, 13 in 9 incidents Saturday, and 7 in 4 incidents Sunday. Shootings in New York are up from 1,087 at this point last year, to 1,163 this year. Weekends in these “woke” cities are more dangerous than a month in Beirut.