Report: 24 People Shot in Under 24 Hours in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 07: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to guests at an event held to celebrate Pride Month at the Center on Halstead, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center, on June 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Lightfoot is the first openly gay mayor of the city …
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At least 24 people were shot Saturday night into Sunday morning in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

WGN-TV reports that two of the 24 shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

One of the fatal shootings occurred at 11:50 p.m. Saturday night, when a 41-year-old man was shot “in the 1600 block of North Central Park Avenue.” He was found lying between parked cars and was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In the second fatal shooting, a 23-year-old driver was shot while sitting in his vehicle at a stop light just before 5:30 a.m. Another vehicle pulled up alongside the 23-year-old as he sat at the light “in the 3700 block of South Kedzie Avenue.” An occupant of the second vehicle then opened fire, shooting the 23-year-old in the head.

The 23-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Chicago Sun-Times notes that 16 people were shot in Chicago between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at 3:25 p.m.

Breitbart News observes that 13 people were shot on Wednesday alone in Lightfoot’s Chicago. At least 12 people were shot in Chicago on Monday, and at least 50 were shot over the weekend of August 27 through August 29, 2021.

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