PC: Police Investigate A Christmas Day Shooting In This December, 2019 Photo by WFLD-TV
Chicago, IL — Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s gun control isn’t working. In fact, is been an embarrassment all year long. This past weekend was no different, as 30 people were shot, 8 fatally, over the Christmas weekend.
Chicago’s ABC affiliate reported on the eight deaths, but we’ll just include those on Christmas Day:
On Christmas Day, three people were fatally shot. The latest attack that day happened in Gage Park on the Southwest Side. Officers responded about 9:20 p.m. to the 3300-block of West 52nd Street and found a 20-year-old man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
About an hour earlier, a man was found fatally shot in Chatham on the South Side. The man, whose age was unknown, was found about 8:35 p.m. lying unresponsive after being shot on the side of the street in the 900 block of East 82nd Street, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
In the weekend’s earliest reported fatal attack, a 57-year-old man was gunned down in Grand Crossing on the South Side. The man was on the sidewalk about 2:30 p.m. in the 7300-block of South Kenwood Avenue when someone fired shots, striking him in the side, abdomen and head, police said. The 57-year-old, later identified as Dwayne Malette, of Roseland, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died nearly nine hours later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy ruled Malette’s death a homicide, saying he died of his injuries.
One other shooting over the weekend made headlines. We reported earlier that a 29-year-old Metro PCS employee had shot and killed an armed robber in his store. The employee had his FOID and a concealed carry permit. He is not facing any charges at this time.
2020 Was A Bloodbath In Chicago
This extended holiday weekend was the last weekend of the year, but no doubt the city will see even more bloodshed before the number resets on January 1, 2021.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s gun-controlled Chicago wittnessed over 4,050 people shot so far this year.
Over 4,000 people were shot in Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago beginning January 1, 2020, through to December 16, 2020. https://t.co/b75Cfip3De
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 21, 2020
None of the crime stats from Chicago would convince sane people that the city’s gun control is working. In fact, these staggering numbers should convince other Democrat leaders in other cities to abandon their gun control ideas!
But that’s not how the left thinks. Instead, they’re going to double down in 2021 — after all, they think that Joe Biden will help them ram their gun control through at the federal level!