Not a Trend
Nineteen people were shot, two fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
The weekend's violence started with an attack in the 500 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 6:20 p.m. Two people were shot in the block. One person was taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County and the other, 22, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the person was pronounced dead.[...]
The other homicide happened about 12:15 a.m. in the 11500 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. Two men were shot and one didn't survive. Police said an 18-year-old was found dead with a gun in his hand and a second man, 25, was dropped off at Roseland Hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg.[...]
Not even two-thirds of the way through August and the gang recruiting season (schools opening) isn't even here yet. The claims of the latest strategy working it's "incremental" magic are in real danger of failing. Badly failing. When you take credit for a drop of 6 killings, you better accept the blame for a rise. What did we say earlier this year?
- One month does not make a trend