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10 Killed, 41 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
Sun-Times Media Wire ^ | 7/17/2017 | Staff

Posted on 07/17/2017 6:40:58 AM PDT by simpson96

CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother’s eyes are swollen shut from crying after the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, a community activist said.

Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old man at 11:13 p.m. Friday, traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street, when a gray car pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The boy was shot in the back and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, authorities said. He lived in the South Chicago neighborhood. Members of his family have declined to comment.

However, community activist Andrew Holmes said the boy was approaching his 10th birthday next month. Though he didn’t know Gustavo, he said he’s learned through the family that Gustavo loved playing video games, loved his classmates and looked forward to going back to Arnold Mireles Academy.

“He wasn’t an outside kid,” Holmes said. “He was homebound.”

Holmes is pleading with anyone with surveillance footage that might have captured the shooting to come forward. He said Gustavo’s mother “has no idea or knowledge” of what led to the incident. He said her eyes are nearly swollen shut from crying.

“She’s in shock,” Holmes said. “Total shock.”

The man inside the car with Gustavo was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being shot in the back, face and chest, according to police.

Police have said no suspects are in custody.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bluezones; chicago; deathtoll; shootings
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Prediction: you won't hear Mayor Rahm or any of Chicago's Alderman talking about/addressing this.
1 posted on 07/17/2017 6:40:58 AM PDT by simpson96
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To: simpson96

Good thing gun control keeps the streets safe in Chicago.

Oh, wait...


2 posted on 07/17/2017 6:44:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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To: simpson96

Move to Baghdad where it’s safer or at least move to a town where criminals are afraid of armed citizens and the public cooperates with police.


3 posted on 07/17/2017 6:46:08 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: simpson96

B L M!!!!


4 posted on 07/17/2017 6:47:22 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: simpson96

What, no riots about BLM??


5 posted on 07/17/2017 6:48:12 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: simpson96

I think Trump should jump into this, and call a meeting of Mayors, Governors, and community representatives to have a public discussion on how to address and stop this carnage. It’s too easy for the media to bury this stuff, and for politicians to ignore it.


6 posted on 07/17/2017 6:49:26 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: BinaryBoy
ChIraq.
7 posted on 07/17/2017 6:50:37 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

This is not Trump’s problem. Get rid of the welfare state.


8 posted on 07/17/2017 6:51:57 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Man-made global liberalism is killing the planet)
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To: neverevergiveup

but if we did have some high level White House discussion of violence and shootings in our cities?

The vast majority of this violence in Chicago is committed by feral young black men.

The liberals and media consider it racist to talk about certain inconvenient truths about who the perpetrators of the bulk of the violence and shootings are.

Any plans coming out of such a meeting, such as to reinforce police resources against people who commit the violence, would be condemned as racist by the media and the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world.

So, it’s quite possible the result would be, that the discussion ends, because of fears of being called racist by talking about the problems in the first place.


9 posted on 07/17/2017 6:56:13 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
It's not a problem Trump created, but it was one of the things he ran on, and one of the things he reached out to minority communities about. The left don't want a dialogue about this because it shines a light on the failures of their ideology. I would argue that when infants and children get shot and killed it's a problem for all of us. I don't disagree about the welfare state's role in leading to fatherless households and the destruction of the inner city.
10 posted on 07/17/2017 6:57:57 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: Dilbert San Diego
“Any plans coming out of such a meeting, such as to reinforce police resources against people who commit the violence, would be condemned as racist by the media and the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world.”

I definitely agree, but this is why it needs to be done, in my opinion. Let the world see that the left cares more about its political posturing than it does about minority lives - a point that I think is largely true.

11 posted on 07/17/2017 7:00:52 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: simpson96

Meanwhile BLM rants about how blacks are being killed.


12 posted on 07/17/2017 7:02:34 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: ScottinVA

More Gun Free zone signs - what’s the matter with the mayor anyway? Has he no compassion?


13 posted on 07/17/2017 7:03:44 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: ScottinVA
Good thing gun control keeps the streets safe in Chicago. Oh, wait...

The situation in Chicago constantly reminds me of the last line in the theme song from Monk -

"Its a jungle out there"

14 posted on 07/17/2017 7:05:24 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (Pass the spicy catsup. We have Trump now.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
vast majority of this violence in Chicago is committed by feral young black men

It all goes back to the welfare state. single moms with lots of kids get bigger checks. Baby Fathers not living their lives as Fathers to their children. The church has become a relic of bygone days in Black culture.

I pray for revival in the black community, in their churches, with shame coming upon many that have wasted their own lives and in turn contributed to wasted lives of the next generation.

I am expecting big things to happen with Dr. Ben Carson as a catalyst for action.

16 posted on 07/17/2017 7:10:52 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (Pass the spicy catsup. We have Trump now.)
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To: simpson96

Just like using the “N” word ,,,, only blacks are allowed to kill one another and have it be accepted by them .


17 posted on 07/17/2017 7:13:36 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 ()-: the left has become a black hole in space and time :-()
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To: simpson96

Pathetic

Without cops life is , as Hobbes said “life outside society would be ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”.

Enjoy life without the Leviathan.


19 posted on 07/17/2017 7:24:02 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (2 Timothy 4:7 deo duce ferro comitante)
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To: simpson96

Not in the news because no Whitey to blame.


20 posted on 07/17/2017 7:25:12 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Acting consistently in contradiction with one's human nature is de facto evidence of insanity.)
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