Another sweltering weekend brought more violence to Chicago’s streets – with eight people killed and 37 others wounded in shootings or stabbings between Friday afternoon and early Monday morning.
The first fatal shooting happened early Saturday about 1:50 a.m. in the 5200 block of South Honore Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.
Antonio Buck, 32, of the 5400 block of South Aberdeen Street, was killed in the shooting, and a woman was left in “guarded” condition with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 6:22 p.m. on Saturday, Bernardo Hernandez, 30, was shot in the head in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood, authorities said. Hernandez, of the 2300 block of South Whipple Street, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Sunday.
Later Saturday Shakaki Asphy, 16, died after she was shot three times in the chest in Englewood neighborhood, officials said. The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 70th Place and also wounded Leon Cunningham, 18.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports someone in a gray hoodie came running through the gangway and opened fire as the Asphy, a Harper High School student, was sitting on the porch of a home with friends.
A gray hoodie? That sounds so familiar.
Meanwhile, as the blood flowed int he streets, 200 Chicago police were busy working security at the wedding of Valerie Jarrett’s daughter. What a shame. Perhaps some lives could have been saved if those 200 cops were out on patrol. I suspect the media won’t make the connection, but they sure would if all these police were guarding the Republican’s wedding.