Nearly 24 people shot in less than 12 hours


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June 27, 2005, 09:48 AM
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bloody27.html

Shots rang out across the city Saturday night and Sunday morning -- from the Far North Side to the Far South Side -- with preliminary reports of nearly two dozen people shot.

The overnight tally -- which is unofficial -- included two shootings on the same corner, a fatal shooting near the Taste of Chicago and several on the West Side, where detectives were swamped.

"We're just spinning up here,'' one detective said.

Numerous incidents of gunfire and related injuries were reported overnight Saturday. Among them:

*At 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 20-year-old Christopher Sanders of Chicago was fatally shot during a fight one block from the Taste of Chicago.

*At 6:06 a.m. Sunday near Damen and 38th, a man was shot in the shoulder, police said.

In between:

*A man was shot in the head at 11:52 p.m. at 4129 W. Van Buren.

*A 38-year-old man was shot and killed at 3:15 a.m. in the street in the 1400 block of West Carmen.

*And a man was left in critical condition after a drive-by shooting at 5:30 a.m. at 12434 S. Wentworth, police said.

There were two shootings at the corner of 52nd and Mozart.

*The first came at 9:47 p.m. when a man was shot in the foot.

*Hours later, at 1:38 a.m., two men sitting on a porch at the corner were shot by someone who pulled up in a dark Ford Escort wagon, police said.

Fest shooting under review


Several other incidents involved multiple victims, and there were reports of more than 20 people wounded, police said.

First Deputy Chicago Police Supt. Dana Starks was on patrol near the Taste of Chicago late Sunday. Starks would be reviewing that fatal shooting and other incidents.




Good thing Mayor Dailey banned the guns or could have been much worse!


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MikeIsaj
June 27, 2005, 09:59 AM
Suddenly Philadelphia looks good! I guess we'll just have to try harder.

Mayor Street of Philly clamped down on CCW permits when we had 8 dead in one weekend.

What will Mayor Dailey do?

captain obvious
June 27, 2005, 10:17 AM
My Lord - and there aren't even any US troops deployed in Chicago.

Am I wrong to think that Baghdad might actually be a safer place?

Yanus
June 27, 2005, 10:35 AM
Chicago has turned into a "quagmire"....... Time to withdraw....

Sarcasm off....... I think.... :what:

Yanus

The Rabbi
June 27, 2005, 10:39 AM
See what happens when you let people have guns?

Oh, yeah. You cant have guns in Chicago. I guess those were all out of towners.

mete
June 27, 2005, 10:40 AM
No you don't need a gun to defend yourself in Chicago !!

Silver Bullet
June 27, 2005, 10:50 AM
24 fewer votes for Hillary.

Henry Bowman
June 27, 2005, 10:52 AM
24 fewer votes for Hillary. :confused: How so? The dead continue to vote in Chicago!

Sinsaba
June 27, 2005, 10:52 AM
If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.? The rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000.? That means that you are 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion:? We should immediately pull out of Washington, DC.

Risasi
June 27, 2005, 11:00 AM
Sinsaba, you've been reading George's site again?

Sinsaba
June 27, 2005, 11:25 AM
Whose? That was something my wife sent me about 2 weeks ago.

If someone has a site with more like that let me know.

GhostRider66
June 27, 2005, 11:59 AM
Interesting...I just read this article.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/062605_ap_ns_gunshot-recog.html

The city in 2004 reduced its homicide rate to its lowest level since 1965 and police seized 10,000 guns -- successes that were in large part credited to a network of "pods," or remote-controlled cameras that can rotate 360 degrees and feed video directly to squad-car laptops.

They sure love to play with the stats up there. :barf:

Silver Bullet
June 27, 2005, 12:35 PM
How so? The dead continue to vote in Chicago!
my bad

MrTuffPaws
June 27, 2005, 01:00 PM
If this was not so sad, it would be funny.

Desertdog
June 27, 2005, 01:17 PM
If this is this bad guys killing bad guys, or good guys killing bad guys, it may not be so bad.

If it is bad guys killing innocent people, it is very bad.

Waitone
June 27, 2005, 02:23 PM
Lies, I tell you. All lies.

How can you have citywide massacres when guns are strictly controlled. The media has obviously move from reporting the news to making the news. :scrutiny:

Silver Bullet
June 27, 2005, 02:32 PM
The media has obviously move from reporting the news to making the news.
Welcome back from your Himalayan sabbatical. :)

KriegHund
June 27, 2005, 02:47 PM
Quote:
24 fewer votes for Hillary.

How so? The dead continue to vote in Chicago!

Rofl :evil:

24 people dead...incredible. I Hope they at least did something to warrant dying, and may they get only what they deserve.

El Tejon
June 27, 2005, 03:55 PM
Wonder how Chicago PD and Mayor Daley will blame Indiana for this carnage? :rolleyes:

Gun control, catch it! :banghead:

The Rabbi
June 27, 2005, 03:58 PM
Wonder how Chicago PD and Mayor Daley will blame Indiana for this carnage

Well, wasnt Indiana responsible for Pearl Harbor?

El Tejon
June 27, 2005, 04:00 PM
Rabbi, according to Mayor Daley--yes. :p

All those guns we owned forced the Japanese to attack. ;)

scottgun
June 27, 2005, 04:03 PM
Crime is proportional to heat and humidity.
:fire:

Risasi
June 27, 2005, 04:12 PM
Sinsaba,

PM sent.

As for Chicago, abandon ship I say.

El Tejon
June 27, 2005, 04:13 PM
Very hot here, very humid here. And we have those eeevil guns about, even armed Hoosiers consuming liquid bread and endangering children.

No one shot. Odd that. :evil:

The Rabbi
June 27, 2005, 04:57 PM
Rabbi, according to Mayor Daley--yes.

All those guns we owned forced the Japanese to attack.

And the Kennedy Assasination. Wasnt that Indiana's fault as well??

Malone LaVeigh
June 27, 2005, 05:09 PM
If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.? The rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000.? That means that you are 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.Maybe it means car bombs are a more effective insurrection tool than firearms.

EchoSixMike
June 27, 2005, 11:21 PM
Not 24 people KIA, just shot. Only a few of them died. Modern medicine for you. IL politicians in general and Chicagoans in particular are certifiably insane. Insanity defined as doing the same thing and expecting a different result. S/F....Ken M

Curare
June 28, 2005, 11:30 AM
If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.? The rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000.? That means that you are 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

The Iraq number looks only at US soldiers--not the entire population (like the DC stat).

Is the DC statistic over the same 22 months? Or is it only over a 12 month period from some time?

Curare
June 28, 2005, 12:00 PM
That 80.6 per 100,000 figure is from 1991--the worst ever murder rate in DC. There were 482 homicides in 1991 with a population just over 600,000.

In 2004, the most recent data available, there were 193 homicides in DC, with about 550,000 people. That's a murder rate of 35 per 100,000.

EVIL5LITER
June 28, 2005, 08:04 PM
35 per 100k is still abysmal, btw.

peacefuljeffrey
June 29, 2005, 12:39 AM
24 is not enough.

Get a few hundred people a night killed in Chicago and maybe some people will start to wake the f#$* up and say, "Gee, what good are the so-called anti-crime laws, like the gun ban, doing us here? People killed with guns in a place where the law is supposed to be keeping them from having them?"

The more people die, the more we can make anti-gunners look like the fools they truly are. And who's dying anyway but criminals. I'm supposed to cry?

-Jeffrey

Desertdog
June 29, 2005, 11:18 AM
Get a few hundred people a night killed in Chicago and maybe some people will start to wake the f#$* up and say, "Gee, what good are the so-called anti-crime laws, like the gun ban, doing us here? People killed with guns in a place where the law is supposed to be keeping them from having them?"
It does't work this way. The more people killed, the more anti-gunners think anti-gun laws are needed.
The more people die, the more we can make anti-gunners look like the fools they truly are. And who's dying anyway but criminals. I'm supposed to cry?
The anti-gunners have always looked like fools to us, but they see themselves as saviors of mankind by eliminating firearms.

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