Almost Ten Shootings a Day
- The bullets flew in neighborhoods from Roseland to Rogers Park, hitting victims ranging in age from 72 to just 1. The overwhelming majority of them were young men. The bullets nicked eyebrows and ankles. They also pierced whole communities, such as historic Woodlawn.
More than 300 people were shot in Chicago last month. At least 33 of them have died.
Some victims made headlines, like 13-year-old Robert Freeman Jr., who was fatally shot on his block while hanging out with friends. The city paused when two Chicago police officers — Michael Bailey and Thor Soderberg — were gunned down in uniform within weeks of each other.
And they state we are actually down 8 shootings from last July. It sure doesn't feel that way and we know our counts significantly upward trending. Someone isn't keeping up the pace here. Let's step it up people! And folks, too!