Slow Weekend in Chicago: Only Four Murdered, 29 Wounded in Shootings

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

They must be running out of bodies in Obamaland. Coming off the carnage from a couple of weeks ago, this seems relatively mild.

Two boys ­— 13 and 14 — were among four killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings throughout the city between Friday and Sunday.

Antonio Davis, 14, of the 800 block of South Eberhart, was gunned down during a possible drive-by shooting shortly before 9 p.m. Friday near the intersection of South Union and West 69th, officials said.

The younger boy — Tyquan Tyler, 13, of the 6500 block of South Rhodes ­— died after being shot around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the chest in a drive-by shooting in the 6200 block of South Rhodes.

Oddly, there aren’t any Justice for Tyquan rallies scheduled. No white Hispanics to blame, apparently.

The boys, 14 and 15, were playing basketball in the 2400 block of East 74th when around 8:45 p.m. Saturday someone approached on foot and shot at them, police said.

The 15-year-old was taken in stable condition to Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and the 14-year-old was taken in fair condition to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshots to the back and shoulder, police said.

In another incident, a man was shot and two other people were hit by a vehicle in a possible gang-related incident around 4 a.m. Saturday in front of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, police said.

What’s the world coming to when you can’t visit the nature museum at 4 a.m.?


One Response to “Slow Weekend in Chicago: Only Four Murdered, 29 Wounded in Shootings”

  1. Blue Hen on 25/25/12 at 10:22 am

    Is most or all of this related to criminal activity (criminals shooting other criminals during crimes)? Or is there really that much innocent goings-on at 0400?