It should be good news to report that the number of people shot in strictly gun-controlled Chicago over the weekend finally dropped, but that’s not saying much for the Windy City.
Thirty-two people were shot this last weekend and seven were killed, which included a 16-year-old boy, The Chicago Tribune reports. That’s almost half of the 63 people shot last weekend. However, that was the most violent weekend of the year, not counting the long 4th of July holiday.
Already, 2,500 people have been shot in Chicago. Again, is it good news to report that’s about 300 fewer than last year? Or that the city’s current 462 homicides is 29 fewer than last year? Hardly.
In just the span of nine hours, three people were killed and at least eight shot starting late Friday night, The Tribune notes. During that time frame, Theotis Luckett, 16, was shot in the back as he stood outside at 3:50 a.m.
Other victims over the weekend ranged in age from 18 to 51.