13 wounded in late-night attack on Chicago park
CHICAGO (AP) – A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday.
The attack late Thursday in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood left three victims, including the boy, in critical condition. The others were reportedly in serious or fair condition.
The child’s uncle, Julian Harris, told the Chicago Sun-Times that dreadlocked men in a gray sedan shot at him Thursday night before turning toward nearby Cornell Square Park and opening fire. He said his nephew was shot in the cheek.
“They hit the light pole next to me, but I ducked down and ran into the house,” Harris said. “They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night, just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.” SOURCE
A *mass shooting* in Chicago. Gun violence, in CHICAGO!
Who would have thought that could possibly happen in a town that has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation?
Well, apparently Julian Harris had thought about it, look at his statement to news sources, “They hit the light pole next to me, but I ducked down and ran into the house,” Harris said. “They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night, just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.”
And the description of the shooter(s) given by Julian Harris, dreadlocked men in a gray sedan, leads me to believe that these were BLACK males. Now I know that will be considered as an assumption on my part, but years of living, and seeing crimes like this *up close* tend to make me believe that *profiling* is a very valuable tool in the Police arsenal and to assume that these dreadlocked men in a gray sedan are BLACK is not at all out of line or racist.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said it was a “miracle” no one was killed when someone opened fire with a high-powered rifle at a park in the Back of the Yards, and he renewed his call for a ban on assault weapons.
“A military-grade weapon on the streets of Chicago is simply unacceptable,” McCarthy told a news conference this morning, 12 hours after a 3-year-old boy and 12 other people were shot during a pick-up basketball game in Cornell Square Park.
“It’s a miracle there has been no fatality,” he said. “Illegal gun. Illegal guns. Illegal guns drive violence.” SOURCE
Illegal guns? Wait, aren’t ALL guns in Chicago ILLEGAL? Isn’t the Top Cop in Chicago that’s railing about ILLEGAL guns the same one that said “police will shoot citizens who are lawfully carrying firearms.”?
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is a TOOL of the Chicago Democratic machine. If McCarthy had a lick of sense he would know, concealed handgun carriers, LEGAL CHL holders are not the ones doing the *mass shootings* and are NOT the ones that will turn on Police and fire at them.
Police believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the Black P. Stones and Gangster Disciples, a law enforcement source said. It was not known if any of the victims were intended targets.
I feel safe in saying; none of these Black P. Stones and Gangster Disciples are LEGAL gun owners and I am relatively certain that none of them have ANY degree of professional Police training or a CHL.
“I think it was like an AK,” said one neighbor, describing the shooting. “Man, it was a lot of shots. Man, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. A little boy got hit in the face.”
The weapon used may have been a AK (AK-47), it could have been an AR-15, so far I have seen no Police reports of what the gun or caliber was, but if the recent shooting at the Washington Navy Yard is ANY kind of indication, the Mainstream Media will call it an AR-15 even if it was a .22 semi-automatic from a local sporting goods store.
(Rahm) Emanuel also released a statement this morning about the Back of the Yards shooting. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for. The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I encourage everyone in the community to step forward with any information and everyone in Chicago to continue their individual efforts to build stronger communities where violence has no place,” the statement reads.
Apparently, at least in MY opinion, Rahm Emanuel is as dumb as a bag of dirt.
Gangs have run Chicago since Chicago came into existence. Mass shootings have been taking place in Chicago for decades, the St. Valentine’s Day massacre being one of the most well-known, but in recent years mass shootings have become so common place in Chicago that they aren’t even given names any longer and are relegated to a few news and blog headlines and then forgotten about.
Chicago has extremely tight gun laws, and those laws make NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever. What does Emanuel think he’s going to do, put even more restrictive gun laws in place? Does Emanuel, and the rest of the anti-gun cabal believe that will negate ALL gun violence in Chicago and the rest of America?
Maybe they truly are that naïve.