Slow Weekend in Chicago: 6 Dead, 36 Wounded in Shootings

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

The current first lady is making a big deal out of visiting victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps her time would be better spent visiting all the victims of black-on-black crime in Chicago. Heck, come January when she moves back to Chicago it could become a full time job judging by the numbers of shooting victims.

At least six people were killed and 36 others were wounded in separate shootings across Chicago late Friday into Sunday morning, authorities said.

The youngest victim of the weekend’s violence, a 14-year-old boy, was shot in the 3900 block of South King Drive at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

The boy was hit in the back and was taken to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the South West Side.

About 3:30 a.m., Alex Ruiz, 22, was shot in the head as he sat in the back of a Pontiac Grand Prix that had stopped at the intersection of 30th Street and Pulaski Road, authorities said.

Witnesses told police they heard a “loud pop” and then saw the rear window shatter, police said. The driver and front-seat passenger turned around and realized their friend had been shot, though they did not see where the gunfire came from, police said.

And on and on it goes. Every day, every weekend, all month, all year. A nonstop bloodbath in the community her husband organized. Yet hardly a peep from the left about the out-of-control violence.

If we didn’t know any better we would think they don’t care.


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