The crime wave sweeping Chicago escalated over a violent weekend with 49 people shot -including 7 fatally- and a 5-year-old child reportedly “stabbed to death” in the nation’s third largest city.
“The girl, identified as Serenity Arrington, suffered multiple stab wounds and died shortly after being rushed to a local hospital, according to CBS Chicago. Neighbors in East Garfield Park tried to assist the girl, while her mother, 27-year-old Simone Austin, was charged in her death with first-degree murder, the report added. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear,” reports Fox News.
Offender Charged with Murder of Five-Year-Old Victim on Sept. 26th
Offender: Simone Austin, 27 of
Chicago. Charges: One (1) Felony count – Murder – First Degree @ChicagoCAPS11 #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/lTy91TMurZ
— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) September 27, 2020
Seven people were killed, including two teenagers, and at least 42 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. https://t.co/jp1TvquOUb
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) September 28, 2020
“Police also have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a woman with multiple stab wounds to her face and neck was retrieved Sunday morning from the Chicago River, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. That woman appeared to be in her mid 20s,” adds Fox.
More than 100 people were arrested overnight Monday and at least 13 officers were injured as hundreds of looters targeted shops in Chicago’s downtown tourism district.
“This was straight up, felony criminal conduct,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “This was an assault on our city.”
“Those arrested were expected to face charges including looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police. Lightfoot said that the city has activated a neighborhood protection program,” reports the Associated Press. “The unrest began shortly after midnight and anti-police graffiti was seen in the area of the Magnificent Mile, which is one of Chicago’s most-visited tourist attractions. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2020
🚨 “LOOTING AND CHAOS” 🚨
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— Marc Lotter – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@marc_lotter) August 10, 2020
The plague of gun violence sweeping Chicago sadly continued this week when 13 people were shot and three murdered within a 24 hour period in the nation’s third largest city.
“Thirteen people were shot, three of them fatally, Wednesday in Chicago. One woman was killed and another was wounded in South Shore in the day’s latest fatal attack. About 8:50 p.m., they were in the 7800 block of South Cornell Avenue when they heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said,” reports the Chicago Sun Times.
A day earlier, 15 people were shot and 2 killed.
“A 28-year-old was struck in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she died, police said. The other woman, 35, was shot in the foot and refused medical treatment, police said,” adds the newspaper. “Wednesday afternoon, a man was killed in Lawndale on the West Side.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot routinely blames her city’s gun violence on neighboring states and the Trump administration; claiming the President has “no interest” in protecting Chicago residents.