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Chicago shootings leave 47 shot, 4 fatally; Mt. Sinai Hospital closes emergency room
ABC7 Chicago ^ | August 4, 2019 | Michelle Gallardo and Meghan Kluth

Posted on 08/04/2019 6:48:18 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A West Side hospital was forced to stop accepting patients on the tail end of a violent weekend that has left 47 people been shot, four fatally, across the city.

Saturday night, resources were stretched to the breaking point as officers responded to multiple shootings in Chicago's 10th Police District, which includes West Side neighborhoods such as Lawndale, Douglas Park and Homan Square. The shootings all occurred within a three hour period, resulting in 17 people injured and at least one dead.

"Throughout the night, we had multiple incidents where there were large gatherings and it was very difficult to protect these crime scenes, so we had to leave cars there and at the same time we had to go out to another one," said 10th District Capt. Gilberto Calderon.

Investigators believe that shooting stemmed from a basketball game earlier in the day where police recovered three weapons and had been forced to disperse the crowd, which only reassembled after they left.

The sheer number of shooting victims overwhelmed not just 10th district police but emergency rooms as well. Mt. Sinai Hospital in Douglas Park was forced to go on bypass for several hours.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc7chicago.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 10thdistrict; 2ndamendment; banglist; chicago; chicagocrime; chicagomurders; chicagoshootings; corruption; democrats; douglaspark; homansquare; illinois; innercity; lawndale; meghankluth; michellegallardo; mtsinaihospital; nra; obamatown; secondamendment
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1 posted on 08/04/2019 6:48:18 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

This is overlooked.


2 posted on 08/04/2019 6:49:17 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Assault Weapon Ban?


3 posted on 08/04/2019 6:50:15 PM PDT by Brandonmark (Made America Great Again! 11.08.2016 - A DAY OF RENEWAL)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Shhh shhh, delete this! It goes against the narrative!


4 posted on 08/04/2019 6:52:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary walks free, equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: Brandonmark

How’s that gun control thing working out in Chicago?


5 posted on 08/04/2019 6:52:17 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Trump is President and CEO of America, Inc.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
...that shooting stemmed from a basketball game...

Wouldn't have happened if it started at midnight.

6 posted on 08/04/2019 6:53:18 PM PDT by Libloather (END CLIMATE CHANGE!)
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To: Biggirl

This is overlooked because the elephant in the room is drug gangs protecting their drug market with violent street enforcement. As long as the proper technology is not used to smash the drug distribution system, drugs will continue to destroy America. Drugs destroy America.


7 posted on 08/04/2019 6:54:32 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Cultural Marxism is the cult of the Left waiting for the Mothership.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Investigators believe that shooting stemmed from a basketball game earlier in the day where police recovered three weapons


I guess Quakers can’t play basketball in Chicago.

Maybe they should buy these people some ice skates and hockey sticks. There are ways of venting frustrations in sports that don’t involve gun play.


8 posted on 08/04/2019 6:56:30 PM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Impeach the Mayor and Governor!


9 posted on 08/04/2019 6:56:40 PM PDT by mosaicwolf
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To: Mr. Mojo

If the country could rid itself of black on black crime and keep guns out of the hands of liberals, our crime rate would probably be near the lowest in the world.


10 posted on 08/04/2019 6:56:56 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Chicago massively dwarfs all the “mass shootings”, combined, everywhere else in the US. Yet it never gets a mention outside local media.


11 posted on 08/04/2019 6:57:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Dammit! They shouldn't let Trump supporters and NRA members play basketball in broad daylight!

I mean, the shooters WERE Trump supporters and NRA members, were they not?

12 posted on 08/04/2019 6:58:47 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Blind eye.


13 posted on 08/04/2019 7:00:40 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: Brandonmark

Glock more likely.


14 posted on 08/04/2019 7:02:49 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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To: Biggirl

B.R.A.S.S. has been overlooked. Improved accuracy would only involve the morgue allowing vital hospital services to remain available for the illegal immigrants and the indigent. /s

(Breath, Relax, Aim, Slack Squeeze)


15 posted on 08/04/2019 7:03:45 PM PDT by chulaivn66 ("...government will follow its natural tendency to despotism.")
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To: Mr. Mojo

White men can’t jump...

but....

black men can shoot.

(even if it’s their own)


16 posted on 08/04/2019 7:05:21 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Mr. Mojo

What does the dirt eating Beto have to say about THAT?


17 posted on 08/04/2019 7:05:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Investigators believe that shooting stemmed from a basketball game earlier in the day

Ban Basketball! It is for the children.

18 posted on 08/04/2019 7:06:21 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Human beings don't behave rationally. We rationalize our behavior.)
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To: Hieronymus

Give blood, play hockey.


19 posted on 08/04/2019 7:07:18 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Mr. Mojo

“No sir, shooting a gang member in this State is an $18 fine, you can mail it in.”


20 posted on 08/04/2019 7:09:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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