Don’t expect to hear a peep about this on the national news. For them it’s all Trayvon, all the time.
We’re left wondering whether these perps were wearing Obama hoodies.
At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight, most of the victims from just two shootings on the West and South sides, according to police.
Suspects were being questioned in one of the shootings, the killing of a man near his home on the Far South Side, officials said.
The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.
One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24.
This is why people are skeptical of any cause taken up by Chicago’s own Jesse Jackson and his sidekick Al Sharpton. These guys are silent on the daily bloodbaths in Chicago that are typically black on black. But they’ll demagogue those extremely rare cases of white-on-black violence, even when the “white” guy is Hispanic.
Meanwhile, the mayhem last night wasn’t limited to the convenience store.
— A 31-year-old man was shot and killed across the street from his home on 113th Place between State Street and South Michigan Avenue, police said. David Gulley, 31, was pronounced dead at Roseland Community Hospital about 5:10 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Calumet District officers saw the shooting and brought several people in for questioning, police said. Up to three guns were recovered, police said. The people were still being questioned as of 5 a.m. today, police said.
— A 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 11800 block of South Ashland Avenue about 5 p.m. on the Far South Side, police said. He was walking down the street when two people approached on foot and opened fire, police said.
He was stable Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said. No one was in custody this morning.
— About 10:15 p.m., a man in his 30s was shot in the leg in the 13100 block of South Ellis Avenue. He was taken to Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, police said.
If you’re keeping count, that’s 13 people shot and two dead. Barack Obama was unavailable for comment.
Update: Marathon Pundit notes the convenience store shooting was in Bobby “Hoodie” Rush’s district. Oh, the sad irony.