The City of Chicago is still racking up distressing numbers of shootings even as crime otherwise in the Windy City has gone down. On August 12, for instance, six people were shot in the space of only one hour.
On that Monday, between the 6:15 PM and 7:13 PM, six people were shot, one of them a 13-year-old boy.
At 6:12, police reported that a 23-year-old man was shot and critically wounded. At 6:15 a 21-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were shot in the same incident. Then at 6:20 a young man, 17, shot himself in the groin by accident. Next a 13-year-old boy was shot at 6:47. And by 7:13 sixth person was shot.
This came only a day after a weekend where 4 were killed and 22 hurt in shootings in Chicago.
Those numbers are slight compared to the shootings over the Fourth of July holiday weekend this year where a staggering 72 shootings occurred, with as many as a dozen ending up dead. Among those shot were two small boys, one a 5-year-old and the other a 7-year-old.
Thank God for Chicago’s strict gun control laws. Otherwise, someone might of been shot, or even killed!