Death Toll Climbs
Bloody night is Austin the night before last:
- One man was sitting in a car near a corner where drugs are sold every day. Another man may have quarreled with an acquaintance before someone pulled a gun. And yet another man was with friends in a parked car when a group walked up beside them on the sidewalk.
Within about an hour around midnight Wednesday, three men died—and two others were wounded—in three shootings in the Austin neighborhood, yet another flash of street violence in a summer that has seen murders increasing in Chicago after five years of decline.
Hurry State Troopers! Hurry National Guard!! Hurry non existent recruit class to cover the dwindling manpower numbers!!! We can't hold this place together long enough for the Olympic bid to succeed!