The gun-control-laden city of Chicago injured over 80 people in gun-related violence since the start of the holiday weekend Friday.
Thanks to Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s progressive gun-control policies.
Local media reported that at least 6 people were killed and 30 were taken to hospitals after a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on the July Fourth parade in Highland Park, an affluent community on Chicago’s north shore.
Authorities announced they arrested Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, who had been identified as a person of interest in the shooting, at around 6:30 p.m. local time.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown wrote in a tweet Monday afternoon that “senseless gun violence is a national epidemic and has no place anywhere so we must keep fighting to end it. The Chicago Police Department will be there for whatever the City of Highland Park needs.”
Back in 2021, The Chicago Tribune reported that more than 100 people were shot and 17 were killed during the July 4th weekend.
Chicago shootings this weekend: 54 shot, 7 killed in violence across city over 4th of July holiday weekend, police department says – ABC7 Chicago https://t.co/9YnwKdynvm
— Rob Monty (@delegate52) July 4, 2022
The Gateway Pundit reported the fatalities in the tragic gun shooting:
The fatalities include 29-year-old Keishone Roberts, who was shot Friday evening. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.
That same evening a 26-year-old was shot and killed “in the 6500-block of South Wolcott Avenue.” He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The violence continued Saturday when a 30-year-old man was shot in the head and killed “in the 9000 block of South Escanaba Avenue.”
Another fatal shooting occurred at 3 a.m. Sunday; a 35-year-old man was shot while riding inside a vehicle “in the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue.” The man was shot in the neck by someone outside the car and died at the scene.
One person was shot and killed, and two others were shot and wounded early Sunday morning. The victim was a 24-year-old man who was shot numerous times and pronounced dead at the scene.
Breitbart News reported that at least 11 people were shot and two stabbed on Monday in Chicago.
Sunday night a group of residents surrounded Chicago Police during a gathering, vandalizing the police vehicles and shooting fireworks at officers.
Reporters noted, “Crowd of people in the Loop attack Chicago police after some civilian cars do donuts in an intersection. Crowd shoots fireworks and physical hit CPD vehicles.”
BREAKING: Crowd of people in the Loop attack Chicago police after some civilian cars do donuts in an intersection. Crowd shoots fireworks and physical hit CPD vehicles. pic.twitter.com/cDTqExvgLz
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) July 4, 2022
It is worth noting that the shooting incidents happened on the same day when Chicago Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a press conference and thanked the city’s police force.
At a news conference on Friday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged citizens to “thank” police, saying, “We need to remember every single day on every single watch, our brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department are out there literally risking their lives for our safety.”