We’ve been asking this for months now: Is it time for that National Conversation About Chicago yet?
At least 18 people were shot, one fatally, in less than four hours in attacks in Chicago Thursday evening, police said.
In attack in Back of the Yards, 12 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot at Cornell Square Park, authorities said.
That incident took place at 10:15 pm.
Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said.
Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan at the scene. A 12th victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information.
Police said later a total of 13 people were shot, the boy, two teens, and 10 adults, with the boy the most seriously wounded. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head at an ear that exited through his mouth, and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
The attack took place about 10:15 p.m. and fire officials called an Emergency Medical Services Plan II, sending at least 10 ambulances to the scene.
Chicago police were making no information about what happened public, except to say that the shooting appeared to be gang-related. The shootings took place on a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park near Wood Street.
Would it be out of line to ask what a 3-year-old was doing out at that time of night? It’s weird, but I don’t hear Barack Obama, Dick Durbin and Rahm Emanuel squealing about gun control. Dare we say it’s time for Gang Control? Perhaps we can institute background checks and waiting periods in Chicago before you’re allowed to join a gang. Sounds preposterous? Makes more sense than trying to disarm the law-abiding public whenever there’s a mass shooting, like this past Monday in Washington. Better yet, how about outlawing gangs entirely? Or are we more concerned with the rights of gangbangers?
Guns aren’t the problem. Criminals are. But in Chicago they have free reign to terrorize the public thanks to the Democrats. It’s their problem.