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At least 7 people were killed, and 46 others were injured, including a 14-year-old boy who was wounded by gunfire, but not killed, over the weekend in Chicago.

There were a total of 36 shootings reported from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday; with slain victims ages ranging from 17 to 37, reported Fox News.

Chicago Police Department said two additional people were stabbing victims, including one victim who died,

A 17-year-old male, the youngest person killed, was driving a car around 3 p.m. Sunday when one or more shooters opened fire, causing the teenager to suffer at least one gunshot wound to his face, police said. The driver then crashed into a light pole, according to officers.

The teen was rushed to a local hospital but could not be saved, police said.

A 14-year-old boy was the youngest victim to survive the carnage.

He was reported to have been on the sidewalk in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when he was shot in the hand and calf and suffered a graze wound to his head, police said, reported Fox News.

He was taken to a local children’s hospital and police are still looking for his attacker.

Police said one of the latest shootings happened just after 11 p.m. Sunday near the United Center at Adams and Seeley. Five people, all between ages 20 and 32-years-old, were shot as they stood outside, reported WGNTV.

According to police, a grey Audi SUV, with three people inside, drove past the crowd and began shooting. One of the victims was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

In another shooting just before 3 p.m. Sunday, two men were shot in the 800 block of North Ridgeway. A 40-year-old survived, but a 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Around the same time Sunday and less than two miles away, a 17-year-old was shot in the face and killed as he drove in the 4800 block of West Ferdinand.

Early Saturday morning, a 35-year-old man was found stabbed in the neck and chest here in the 2600 block of South Christiana.

No one is in custody while Area 4 detectives are investigating, reported WGNTV.




 

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ATF: Most Chicago Guns Are Not Coming from Out of State
Teresa Mull Aug 06, 2020 12 Comments
By: José Niño
Chicago is generally at the center of gun control debates because of its rampant violence.
A common trope put forward by anti-gunners is that the city’s problem with gun violence emanate from firearms brought in from out of state, namely, from states like Indiana that have laxer gun laws.
Such assumptions, of course, do not always square with reality.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) released a report refuting this narrative. According to its 2018 figures, the ATF found that Illinois was the leading source state for guns recovered by Illinois authorities.
ATF figures show that 5,337 firearms found in Illinois could be sourced and traced back to Illinois; 4,375 firearms recovered in Illinois could be traced to 14 other states such as Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Iowa, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and Michigan. An additional 792 guns originated from a group of 34 states.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has harped about Chicago’s gun violence problem and has frequently scapegoated outside states for this issue. She went on CNN’s State of the Union and declared:
Our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our streets, 60 percent of which come from states outside of Illinois.”
Illinois is not a pro-gun place. It currently has a rank of 41st place according to Guns & Ammo magazine’s most recent Best States for Gun Owners rankings. Additionally, the state and the city of Chicago have built a nasty reputation for their soft-on-crime policies. For example, Cook County decided to remove its gang database in 2019 out of fears of being “racially insensitive.”
Knowing full well that criminals will do what it takes to acquire firearms, no amount of gun control will deter them from committing their criminal activities. It takes an armed citizenry, along with a rational approach to policing, to tackle crime head-on. Lightfoot’s scapegoating is typical of the post-fact Left that only cares about advancing misleading narratives to confuse people into supporting their anti-freedom agenda.
 

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Fake news. Everyone knows Chicago doesn't allow firearms. :sarcasm:
 

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Funny that i was just reading a story talking about the gun shot detection system they have in Chicago. One of the examples they gave was the recent shooting of the 13 year old kid who was shot by police who had a gun in his hand while he ran from police.

CHICAGO (AP) — The gunshot detection system that set in motion the recent fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Chicago routinely reports gunshots where there are none, sending officers into predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods for “unnecessary and hostile” encounters, community groups argued in a court filing Monday.
The groups and the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University's law school asked a Cook County judge to scrutinize the ShotSpotter system to determine if it is “sufficiently trustworthy” to be allowed as evidence in a criminal case. The filing supports a request by defense attorneys for a man charged with murder in a case in which prosecutors are using ShotSpotter information as evidence.
The groups say a study of Chicago police data found that over a nearly 22-month period ending in mid-April, almost 90% of ShotSpotter alerts didn't result in officers reporting evidence of shots fired or of any gun crime. The technology is only used in 12 police districts with the city's largest proportion of Black and Latino residents, which the groups say “inflates statistics about supposed gunfire in these communities, creating a faulty, tech-based justification for ever more aggressive policing.”
“These deployments create an extremely dangerous situation for residents, prompting unnecessary and hostile police encounters, and creating the conditions for abusive police tactics that have plagued Chicago for decades,” the groups wrote.
ShotSpotter, a California based company that produces the gunshot detection system, has contracts with over 100 police departments nationwide. In Chicago, it sent an average of 71.4 alerts to officers each day during the period studied, according to the court filing. That included the March 29 alert that led to the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago officer.
The Chicago Police Department and other agencies have long praised the system, saying it puts officers on the scene of shootings far faster than if they wait for someone to call 911 to report gunfire. In Chicago, its use was expanded in response to increases in violent crime; police say crime rates — not residents' race — determine where the technology is deployed.
On Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the technology, along with cameras and high-tech support centers staffed with police, “no question whatsoever is a lifesaver.”
“It’s the whole package and ShotSpotter plays an important role,” Lightfoot said.
Company officials say ShotSpotter improves police relationships with communities by enhancing investigations, more quickly transporting shooting victims to hospitals and responding to gunfire even if no one calls 911, which they say happens in most instances.
“Our technology fills the gap in Chicago and 110 other cities across the United States, helping deploy officers to crime in real-time, saving lives,” ShotSpotter said in a statement.
There was little question that shots were fired in the lead-up to Adam's death in a dark alley in Little Village, a predominantly Latino neighborhood. Days after Police Superintendent David Brown told the media that the sound of gunfire was picked up by ShotSpotter, the materials released to the public included both video that appeared to show someone firing several shots in the neighborhood and a ShotSpotter audio recording of the sound of that gunfire.


Police were responding to those shots when Officer Eric Stillman chased Adam and shot him, a split second after the boy appeared to drop or toss a gun.

The court filing tells a different story: one of a system that prompts officers to race to scenes where they think they may encounter armed suspects and are thus more inclined to use lethal force. It says the ShotSpotter system — which the business says detects gunshots with “97% accuracy” — sent Chicago officers on an average of 61 “dead end” searches per day, possibly because it doesn't accurately distinguish between shots and other loud noises, such as firecrackers and backfiring cars.
But the number of “dead end” searches does not address a reality in Chicago: People who fire guns often run away or, especially in a city where drive-by shootings are routine, gunmen are often blocks and even miles away by the time police arrive.
The system is especially dangerous in Chicago, according to the filing, because of the police department’s decades-long reputation for using unnecessary force.
“Residents who happen to be in the vicinity of a false alert will be regarded as presumptive threats, likely to be targeted by police for investigatory stops, foot pursuits, or worse,” the filing says.
Furthermore, dispatching officers to predominantly minority neighborhoods has not reduced crime in those areas.
“To the contrary, academic research has found that ShotSpotter and similar acoustic gunshot detection systems (“AGDS”) do not reduce serious violent crime and do not even increase the number of confirmed shootings that police identify,” according to the filing.
On Saturday, the department reported there were 187 homicides in the first four months of the year compared to 156 in the same period last year, and the number of shooting victims had jumped from 718 in the first four months of last year to 997 this year.
The groups involved in Monday's court filing include the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, which represents residents in a predominantly Latino neighborhood of Chicago, and the digital-rights nonprofit organization Lucy Parsons Labs.
https://www.aol.com/news/groups-gunshot-detection-systems-unreliable-160041197-201413907.html
 

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It’s all of those hunters and target shooters not following the basic safety rules. Know your target and what’s beyond. It’s that simple. Chicago needs to stress this and the other rules. Perhaps they should get rid of the police and get range officers instead.
 

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A 17 boy guilty of nothing but driving into gunfire and on the wrong side of Chicago is dead.
No drugs or bad behaviour on his part that I am aware of.
Where is BLM?
Jesse Jackson?
Al Sharpton?
Maxine Waters?
 

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A 17 boy guilty of nothing but driving into gunfire and on the wrong side of Chicago is dead.
No drugs or bad behaviour on his part that I am aware of.
Where is BLM?
Jesse Jackson?
Al Sharpton?
Maxine Waters?
Those folks will only get excited if there is video of a white cop doing the shooting. Otherwise, it's irrelevant. And the boy's innocence is irrelevant. Criminals and innocents get the same sympathy, as long as the shooter is a white cop.
 

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The Demoncrappy run city of Atlanta is trying to be like Chicago. 15 people got shot over the weekend with 2 killed.


Road rage shootings seem to be more prevalent now too.
 

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Just tell BLM. Black Lives Matter, in Chicago, too, right ?????

They have ALL the answers. They'll take care of it.
 

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Another average weekend in the city of Chicago..
 

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