People are excited because of the warm weather we are having in the month of March, but when the weather gets warm people start acting crazy. At least 10 people were killed and 39 others were wounded last weekend.
A 6-year-old girl named Aliyah was shot Saturday outside her house in the 3100 block of South Springfield Avenue. Somebody inside a pickup truck was near her house and started shooting, striking the girl in the abdomen. The older sister of the 6-year-old was inside the house and heard popping sounds outside, but she thought it was fireworks. When she ran outside she saw her mom holding her sister and she was not breathing, she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. I was glad to hear that on Sunday afternoon, police charged two teens with the little girls murder. Eighteen-year-old Juan Barraza and a 16-year-old boy, both teens were charged with murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm, police recovered a gun at the scene. Click on the link to see the video on the news about Aliyah. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-weekend-shootings-killings-violence-crime,0,5199265.story
Saturday evening, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot standing on the 5900 block of South Fairfield Avenue about 7:04p.m. by somebody inside a vehicle. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 8:17pm.
At 7:50 p.m., police found a 22-year-old man Vincent Fitts, dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the 800 block of East 79th Street.
Another shooting happened Saturday at 10:30 p.m., Jeremy Anthony, 24 was shot in the back while inside a vehicle in the 6300 block of South Ellis Avenue. The police think he may have driven himself to nearby University of Chicago medical Center, where he was dead upon arrival.
This is insane all of these shooting happened on Saturday alone! It makes you think twice on leaving your house when the weather is nice. Its just sad that these people don’t even care that they are killing innocent people and children.
Here are so more fatal shootings that happened Sunday. Around 1:20 a.m. Bert Lindsey, 36, was fatally shot in the 7500 block of South Wolcott Avenue. The man was in a backyard at a party when shots were fired into the yard from a passing vehicle. He was pronounced dead at 2:16 a.m., at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
At 1:55 a.m., one person was shot dead and two others were wounded during a shooting in the 1400 block of West 53rd Street.
There were more serious but non-fatal shootings on Saturday and Sunday. At 3:22 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 20-year-old man was shot in the body in the 5200 block of South Albany Avenue, both men were taken in serious-to-critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 3:35 p.m., a 17 year-old girl was shot in the leg in the 100 block of East 107th Street, and about the same time, an 18-year-old man was shot in the arm during a drive by attack in the 4600 block of South Michigan Avenue. He drove himself to Provident Hospital of Cook County and was listed in good condition.
About 7:30 p.m., two men were wounded in a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway near the 2900 block of West Congress Parkway, one of the men were shot in the head and back, and both of the men are in serious-to-critical condition.
Around 9:05 p.m., a man and two teenage girls were standing on the sidewalk in the 8300 block of South Kedzie Avenue when several males fired shots. One girl was shot in her left leg, while the other girl was shot in her right leg; they were taken to the hospital in good condition. The guy was shot in the chest and was taken in serious condition to the Cook County hospital. This was just some of the non-and fatal shooting but there are a lot more. It is so messed up that children cannot even play at parks anymore without getting injured or killed. Communities need to stand up and stop this gang related stuff before it gets much worse.