Another Chicago Bloodbath: At Least 10 Shot Thursday, 82 Killed or Injured in Last Week

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Instead of lamely trying to follow in Mitt Romney’s footsteps, perhaps President Empty Chair should pay a visit to his hometown and plead for an end to the violence. But I guess he just doesn’t care.

At least 10 people were wounded in shootings throughout the city – mainly on the South Side – Thursday night and Friday morning. Since last Thursday, at least 82 people have been wounded or killed in shootings in Chicago.

Ah, the South Side, the community Obama once organized. Can’t say we’re surprised to discover what a failure he was there.

The most violent shooting overnight occurred at 12:48 a.m. in the 100 block of East 60th Street in the Washington Park neighborhood. Police said five men — all in their 20s — were standing outside when a white vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the knee and thigh, a 29-year-old man was shot in the hand, another 29-year-old was also shot in the hand, and a man described only as being in his 20s was shot in the foot, according to police. According to Fire Media Affairs, one man was in critical condition and four others were in stable condition.

Another drive-by shooting with multiple victims took place about 3:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of West LeMoyne Street, in the West Town neighborhood.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg and a 26-year-old man was shot in the arm. Both men were taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Maybe gun-control nut Mikey Bloomberg can visit Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and they can discuss ways of disarming law-abiding citizens. And give thanks that Chick-Fil-A won’t be opening any restaurants any time soon.

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