It’s been a long winter. The gangbangers have a lot of time to make up for.
At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
Late Sunday, police announced charges in one of the killings.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Adam Collins declined to comment on whether the weekend’s temperatures — Saturday reached 80 degrees, the city’s warmest day so far this year — contributed to the number of shootings, though criminologists have said that weather does play a role in violent crime.
Criminologists may say that, but Democrats and the media will blame the violence on anything but the criminals. It must be climate change! Or guns laws:
“While the city continues to see reductions in crime and violence, there’s obviously much more to be done, and we continue to be challenged by lax state and federal gun laws,” Collins said, reiterating a position that police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has expressed when discussing the department’s crime-fighting efforts.
Yes, let’s blame law-abiding gun owners.