One man was killed and nine other people were shot in separate attacks from Sunday morning to early Monday, marking at least 39 people shot since Saturday afternoon in Chicago.
A 33-year-old man was shot dead during an argument with another person on the platform of the Garfield Red Line station on the city’s South Side, Chicago police said.
Just before 2:40 a.m., the 33-year-old man was standing on the platform in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard when he got into an argument with another man. The man pulled out a handgun and shot the 33-year-old man in the head and chest, police said.
He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Less than a handful of men who were going to catch the train were stopped by police tape that blocked off the train station that is on Garfield Boulevard between Wells Street and Wentworth Avenue. One man repeatedly cursed while at least one other man stopped to look as officers went into the station.
In the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 40-year-old woman was seriously wounded in a shooting about 12:25 a.m. in the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, police said. She was with a group of people when she heard gunshots. She was shot in the abdomen, and she was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
A group of people sat on the front porch of a home within the crime scene. Across the street from the home, officers placed evidence markers between cars parked on Kimbourn Avenue. On Gladys Avenue, a man, who did not want to be identified, came out to see the commotion after his wife heard a series of gunshots.
He has lived in the neighborhood for about 40 years, but it’s only been in the last couple of years that he has noticed violence in the area. Moving out of the area isn’t an option for him, because of his family’s fixed income, he said.
“I just pray each day,” he said. “Day by day I keep going. That’s me.”
It’s almost as if there’s a problem with a certain element of the community. Baffling, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, Chicago’s famed community organizer is still busy living it up in Tahiti with a bunch of celebrities. It’s almost as if he still think he’s president.