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Chicago, IL — Even with 8,000 cops working 12-hour shifts, Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago saw dozens of people shot and 7 killed between Friday and early Tuesday morning over Labor Day weekend.
One of the fatalities was an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed while riding in an SUV.
ABC Chicago reports:
The girl and three adults were sitting in a Subaru SUV at the stop light on Union Avenue at West 47th Street when police say the gunman’s car intentionally pulled up behind them, targeting someone inside.
“Our victims’ vehicle was parked facing northbound on Union Avenue with the offender’s vehicle directly behind it,” said Chicago Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott. “When the light turned green, the offender’s vehicle immediately opened fire on the victims’ vehicle.”
The girl and two adults inside the SUV suffered gunshot wounds, police said.
“The victims’ vehicle continued northbound on Union and crashed into a tree,” McDermott said.
According to McDermott, there is ongoing gang violence in the area, and the attack was not random. While the girl was not the target, somebody in the SUV with her was.
Chicago Hardly Bats An Eye
This weekend’s violence outpaced the gun violence of Labor Day weekend of 2019, which saw 41 people shot and 7 killed. But thanks to the leftist policies of Lori Lightfoot and Prosecutor Kim Foxx, the violence shows now signs of stopping.
Even Chicago’s media isn’t convinced, saying:
…there are safety concerns about this weekend after two rounds of looting this summer. And there have been more than 500 murders citywide through August, the highest total in five years.
“People are, they’re losing confidence in the government’s ability to protect them,” Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th Ward. “So we have to regain that confidence. And right now, it is not there.”
This is a “peaceful” holiday weekend in one of America’s largest and most gun-controlled cities! And the drumbeat from the left goes on: Defund the police! Ban guns! Defund the police! Ban guns!