Just another average night in the Democrat cesspool of Chicago. It’s funny, but our Dear Leader never seems to stick his beak into these stories. I guess there’s no cheap political points to gain.
A 7-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet from a gun fired by a man arguing after a basketball game Thursday, one of at least six overnight shootings in Chicago that left one dead and seven people wounded.
The girl was shot about 7:10 p.m. in the Golden Gate neighborhood, just west of the Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side, in the 13200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue.
Two men were playing basketball nearby and started arguing when one grabbed a gun and opened fire, police said, hitting the child in the thigh but missing the apparent target.
The girl is in good condition at Metro South Medical Center, police said.
About the same time, three men in a Jeep Cherokee were shot, one fatally, in the 600 block of West 115th Street in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The three were driven to Roseland Hospital after someone shot up their truck.
They were eastbound on 115th Street and pulled up to a stop sign when someone inside a dark sedan pulled alongside and opened fire, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
A 29-year-old man died after getting shot in the back and leg, a 30-year-old man was shot in the right elbow and a third man, 30, suffered a graze wound to the head, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.
The dead man was in the front passenger seat, Alfaro said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Lamont Coleman, of the 300 block of West 116th Street. He was pronounced dead at 7:39 p.m., a spokeswoman said.
The driver was the 30-year-old man struck in the right elbow and the other man was in the back seat.
An 18-year-old man was also shot, about 8:16 p.m., in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The shooter was walking down an alley in the 2300 block of North Kostner Avenue when he saw the 18-year-old and shot him, Zala said. The victim is in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Zala said.
For a guy who loves to give speeches, often repeating the same one year after year, wouldn’t it be a good idea if our National Healer went to his hometown and told his folks to tone it down a bit?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the defensive Thursday about a surge of recent homicides in Chicago and questioned why new law enforcement tactics hadn’t been created before he was elected 10 months ago.
“You can say, ‘Are you doing it right,’” Emanuel said, “but the question is, ‘Why were those policies not done before?’”
Let’s face it: These people just don’t care. If they can’t blame the guns or the NRA and score points off it, why should they care about the bodies piling up?