Chicago: 6 killed, 14 wounded in 19 hours

Chicago saw the bloodshed continue this week, as 6 people were killed and 14 more wounded in a 19-hour stretch from Thursday to Friday morning.

The Chicago Tribune reported the first fatal shooting during the 19-hour stretch occurred at 7:45 p.m. on the southwest side. A 24-year-old man was on the sidewalk when he was shot several times by someone in a passing vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The latest fatal shooting took place Friday at approximately 2:45 a.m. in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. Parked on the street, officers found a car that was still running and inside found a 25-year-old man who had been shot in the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jermont Montgomery and Jerrell Harris, two men who live in the Chatham neighborhood, said the block in which the shooting occurred is usually peaceful and so didn’t think the crime was random.

Both men work with local nonprofit organizations aimed at slowing violence in the city and both called for a more community-based approach to solving the problem.

“You can pass the toughest gun laws in the world and put police on each block,” Montgomery said. “It will not make a difference. It’s an issue of a community that needs to be healed.”

According to Chicago Tribune data, 1,924 people had been shot in Chicago through July 9, compared to 2,113 people at the same time in 2016.

Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Tuck & Carry: CCW in a Skirt

    Aimed at those who want the comfort and convenience of a skirt but with the protection of a holstered gun, the Tuck & Carry occupies what I term apparel holsters -- that is clothing/holster duos.

    Read More
  • The Marlin Dark in .45-70 is Stealthy and Modern

    Flash forward the lever gun of Western lore to the 2020s, where Marlin has taken that classic design and given it a modern upgrade. Meet the Marlin Dark.

    Read More
  • Gear Review: Sig Sauer Tango 6T 1-6

    Sig Sauer has long been a big name in the firearms industry, so it came as no surprise several years ago when Sig filled out its repertoire with its own optics line. Today, we’re looking at the Tango 6T, a 1-6 low power variable optic.

    Read More
  • First Look: Hornady 6mm ARC

    Hornady brought another impressive project to the shooting public in 2020 with the introduction of the 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge.

    Read More