We imagine if someone dared to ask Obama about the latest bloodbath in his hometown he’d utter something idiotic like “everyone’s doing fine” or something like that. Or he’d blame the guns instead of all the hoodlums who could look like his son.
You know, it might be time to call in the National Guard. Obviously Obama’s person of hench Rahm Emanuel is in over his head.
Five people have died — including a 16-year-old boy — and at least 35 others have been wounded in separate weekend shootings across the city. A bloody overnight stretch from late Saturday into early Sunday alone saw 20 people wounded.
The first shooting happened about 4:43 p.m. on Friday in the 5100 block of South May Street when two men were killed and three others were wounded.
The five were standing outside when two unknown males approached them on foot and fired shots, police said in statement.
Rashuan Stephany, 22, of the 1300 block of West 49th Street, and Mario Jackson, 26, of the 5100 block of South Morgan Street, died a short time later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
An 18-year-old man shot in the buttocks and a 24-year-old man shot in the hand were also taken to Stroger, police said, adding that both men were in “stable” condition.
Police said someone drove a fifth victim — a 39-year-old man — to Provident Hospital of Cook County, where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm.
And this compilation just counts the reported incidents. How many other there could be is anyone’s guess. Obviously Obama and his crew don’t care about the lives of young black males when they can’t simply ignore the ongoing slaughter in the streets of Chicago.
The youngest to die from weekend gun violence was a 16-year-old boy shot on his front porch in in the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street, police said. Shots were fired from a gray vehicle about 8 p.m., police said said, adding that the shooting might be gang-related.
Joseph Briggs, 16, of the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street, was pronounced dead at 1:40 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
In all, at least 35 people — mostly men ranging in age from 17 to 50 — suffered non-life-threatening injuries in separate shootings on the South and West sides since Friday afternoon.
The overnight hours from late Saturday to early Sunday alone saw 20 people wounded, many of whom were injured in shootings that hurt multiple people, police said.