Hiding the Homicides
- 5 dead, 20 wounded in shootings since Friday night
Then the opening sentences:
Five men were killed and at least 20 people were wounded in gun violence in the city from Friday night to Sunday.
The fatal shootings include one man who was fatally shot and two others who were wounded by police in two separate incidents this weekend.
Are we counting police shootings in the "killings" category now?
But the phrase Sun Times uses is "gun violence." Hope over to the Tribune site and you can find these two stories without even trying today:
The body of a "young male" found by firefighters after a South Side home fire on Saturday died from multiple stab wounds, officials said today.
The body of the male, who remained unidentified, was found in the front room of the home and his death has been classified a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The office said he died of multiple stab and incised wounds.
Whoops - not "gun violence," so don't look over here.
A man in his 30s who was robbed in Little Village early Sunday morning died after he was hit by a car following the attack, authorities said.
Police are investigating whether the robbers – four or five men in a white Ford Taurus – ran him down and hit him. The car that hit the man and the car carrying the robbers – which may be the same car – left the scene.
Ah, ah, ah....not "gun violence" so probably doesn't even rate a mention. But if they ever find the car and the driver (a big "if" at this point), or the robbers who chased him into traffic (another "if") they'll be charged with homicide.