At this point you could just use that headline for any day in Chicago that ends in a y. The left wants a “national conversation” about anything that doesn’t go their way, but they studiously avoid addressing the 10,000-pound gorilla in the room when it comes to the daily carnage in Obama’s hometown.
A 6-year-old boy riding in a car with his mom was shot on the West Side overnight, according to police, the boy among at least 13 people shot, two fatally, since Friday afternoon across the city.
Police aren’t certain of the boy’s condition but said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was in a car about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when someone started shooting.
Police don’t believe the mother or the boy was the target but it’s not clear who the shooter was aiming toward. No one is in custody.
Earlier Friday afternoon, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood, police said. The man was shot in the chest in the 500 block of West Winneconna Parkway — south of 78th Street and Normal Avenue — about 1:20 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
The man was identified as Kevin Williams, 27, of the 11100 block of South Eggleston Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
No one was in custody in the slaying and Area South detectives are investigating.
Williams was about six weeks from completing his parole in a 2008 burglary charge and previously had served time in a 2007 heroin case, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.
Another man was killed in the 3600 block of South Michigan Avenue, a block and a half from the Chicago Police Department headquarters.
A 32-year-old man standing with a group of others near the door of an apartment building in the Bronzeville neighborhood was shot through the side of his torso about 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The bullet lodged in his chest, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead there a short time later.
And on and on it goes. By the way, a 17-year old not named Trayvon was also shot. But nobody gives a rat’s ass since he can’t be used as a political pawn. Barack Obama, on the way to play golf, was unavailable for comment.