Over 100 shot in Chicago over holiday

More than 100 people were shot in Chicago over the long holiday weekend, with more than a dozen fatalities from Friday afternoon into early Wednesday morning.

Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman with the Chicago Police Department, expressed frustration over the high numbers. He said they “deployed some very successful tactics over the Memorial Day weekend,” yet the success of those tactics did not appear to carry over through the Independence Day weekend.

Guglielmi called it “perplexing,” according to reports from the Chicago Tribune.

A total of 15 people died in the city as a result of gunfire and almost half of the shootings occurred within a 12-hour span at the end of the four-day weekend. There were reports of 42 people shot from between 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The youngest reported gunshot victim for the weekend was just 13-years-old and the oldest victim a 60-year-old man, both of whom survived.

The number of shootings were nearly double, and the number of fatalities triple that of last year’s Independence Day weekend, which saw 66 gunshot victims and five fatalities. Although authorities noted this year’s holiday weekend had an extra day, the department also sent out nearly 1,300 additional police officers for patrol.

Most of the violence was centered in the city’s West and South sides, and Guglielmi said while a “handful” of the shootings were retaliatory in nature, the vast majority were over “petty disputes,” some of which were further fueled by excessive alcohol consumption.

Nonetheless, the Chicago Police Department noted that while the city saw a violent weekend, “many districts went without a single shooting.”

Authorities also pointed to the arrest of 58 people, who are believed to fuel the violence, and the seizure of some 159 illegal firearms over the weekend.


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source: http://www.guns.com/2017/07/06/over-100-shot-in-chicago-during-holiday-weekend/

  • Low Cover

    What would you expect from a Democrat run city. A sad LOL.

    • Kanawah

      It may be a “democratic run city, but the republicans (and the NRA) make the rules on guns.

      • Bernie

        Kanaesh (putz),
        I get it. The ones that do the shooting have no self control or morality?
        Tell me something, schmuck. How many people have YOU shot today because of the NRA and republican “rules” on guns?
        It’s so easy making you and others like you look foolish.

        • David Renaud

          bernie, you are full of shit……..its not the gun, its the people you idiot……knives, guns, airplanes, explosives,etc…….don’t you get it…not the people….
          only the mentally impaired ones……they will find a way to kill the good ones…….

          • Bernie

            I guess reading comprehension is not one of your strong points.

          • odgreen1969


          • USCBIKER

            Not mentally impaired, lazy f***ing criminals with no education, job skills or drive to do anything positive. The black family unit somehow survived slavery, KKK & Jim Crow, yet has been decimated by govt. “help” programs!

          • Mikial

            Dave, I think you should re-read Bernie’s comment.

        • old codger

          It “IS” the ignorant, gimme, gimme crowd of “DRUG PUSHERS AND PIMPS”, the bad a$$ I don’t know who my daddy is ASSWIPES WHO aren’t NRA members, who DO NOT LEGALLY own guns doing the shootings. What a MORON!!!
          Did the doctor dribble your head on the floor when you were born??????

          • Bernie

            Why are you telling ME that?
            I know it.
            Read my post again….please!

          • old codger

            MAny, MANY humble apologies! Please forgive!!!!!! Failed to get the “SARCASM” in the “The ones that do the shooting have no self control or morality?” and “How many people have YOU shot today because of the NRA and republican “rules” on guns?”
            Please accept my apology! Me Bad!!

          • Bernie

            I am a firearm owner and an NRA member.
            And an American vet from the Vietnam era.
            By the way, I was once a proud South Side Chicago democrat that saw the light!!!
            You often hear how ex-cigarette smokers can’t stand being around people that smoke.
            Well, I’m an ex-democrat that despises democrats!!!

          • old codger

            Mostly the same here EXCEPT for NEVER lived in SHITcago (sorry) and NEVER a DemoCRAP! The rest… YEP!! Proud NRA Member and Vietnam Vet, never got to Vietnam proper but PROUD U.S.A.F. member ’69 to ’76!!! Thank you for your service!!
            One final thought “MY” oath of enlistment NEVER came with an expiration date, “IF” the SHTF and my/ our Country needs me again…..

          • Bernie

            Chicago is a good town.
            Still live in the area.
            Great restaurants, the Bears, Blsckhawks, Bulls, White Sox.
            Guess I’m a little older than you.
            Was called during the first big call-up in ’66.
            Later, my good man….

          • old codger

            Right out of High School and into the service, enlisted!! At the time it was the PATRIOTIC thing to do!

          • mousekiller

            Then you know about the Daley machine that flourished for any years. I lived in Frankfort and Mokena Il for many of Daleys years. Worked in Chicago and that was enough.payola galore.

      • Camille Gilliam

        The guns in Chicago are illegal. So the NRA has nothing to do with it. the problem is only the bad guys have the guns.

      • USCBIKER

        How do they do that, when GOP are a small minority in the IL legislature and the NRA cannot make laws, you stupid, f***ing moron??!!

      • donl

        100% Bull**** !!

      • Mikial

        Actually, the Chicago city government makes the rules for Chicago, and they are failing completely. The murders are concentrated in areas where the usual welfare family Democratic supporters live. They kill each other with illegal guns while the democrats and people like you think that disarming lawful gun owners in Virginia, such as myself, will somehow reduce the murder rate perpetrated by street thugs in Chicago. A typical example of twisted Liberal thinking.

      • old codger

        Not totally up to date but it illustrates “WHO” the problem lies with!!!!!!!!
        This pertains to”LEGAL” gun ownership but alas probably 99.9 % in the likes of CHITcago ARE ILLEGALY OWNED guns!!!!!

        One question that SHOULD be on any background check is political party affiliation! Why you may wonder? “Most are registered “DemoCRAPS””! If they check DemoCRAP as party affiliation, no need to pick up the phone, AUTOMATIC failure on the background check! ROFLMAO!

        Gun Control Solution
        In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
        In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States- who later died from the wound.
        In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy,President of the United States.
        In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
        In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan President of the
        United States.
        In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonald’s restaurant.
        In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
        In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
        In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria in Killeen, TX
        In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5
        coworkers in a Texas laboratory
        In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
        In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
        In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
        In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32
        people in Virginia Tech.
        In 2011 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.
        In 2012 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
        In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7
        people in Minneapolis.
        In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26
        people in a school in Newtown, CT.
        As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.
        Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns. Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.

        SOLUTION: It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.
        We don’t need gun control, we need Democrat control. Guns don’t kill people, Democrats do! Ironic, yes????

      • Mikial

        Kanawah, you are a complete idiot.

    • Raum must go.

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  • abobinmn

    So why even report it anymore? It’s obvious that nobody cares about Black on Black violence. You don’t hear Black Lives Matter Sometimes condemning the violence nor the lawless Obama or that chicken necked Al “Shakedown” Sharpton either. The impotent Rahm “The Vulgar Imp” Emanuel can’t do a thing about as he is too busy helping illegal aliens hide from the law. So don’t print this stuff anymore because we don’t care anymore either.

  • Coeurmaeghan

    I loved the part about ‘many districts went without a single shooting’, as if that was so wonderful rather than as it should be.

  • Samuel Stephens

    Seizure of 159 illegal firearms, DUH!, you can’t get legal firearms to carry? Chicago is repeating its past during the 20’s and 30’s..

    • Kanawah

      If it was a million five hundred thousand, it might make a small difference. Until the guns are removed, it will not stop.

      • Bernie

        Kanawah (Dick face),
        You make this so easy. I own a fire arm and about a dozen knives.
        Not one of those knives or my firearm have ever hurt anyone.
        Do you think I should have them checked out to see if something is wrong with them?

      • USCBIKER

        Guns removed from criminals or convicts, not law abiding citizens who need to protect themselves from predatory animals!

  • Bruce Walters

    Why isn’t Obama in his home base of Chicago trying to stem the violence? Because he’s in Washington D.C. trying to incite violence. Obama won’t stop until the entire country is mired in unrest and violence.

    • Kanawah

      Hey Bruce,
      You are looking at the wrong person. The problem is the gun manufacturers lobbying arm, the NRA. (AKA, Not Real Americans).

      They not only block every effort to restrain gun violence, they constantly push for looser regulations.

      • Bob Alford

        just blacks

      • Bernie

        Kanawah (brain dead),
        I bet not one NRA member was involved in the Chicago shootings.
        Your turn…..

      • odgreen1969

        Your freekn stupid so shut up…learn something if you are capable, or just go the f away.

      • USCBIKER

        Wrong, a$$hole! NRA (of which you don’t know a f***ing thing) lobbies hard for tougher laws to prosecute and lock up gun crime perps! In 75,000 cases of people knowingly trying to illegally purchase a firearm, the govt. (who loves to talk the issue to death) has only prosecuted 49! Wake the f**k up and get an education! you sound like a Obama t-shirt wearing geechee.

      • Popetal

        If the stupid mayor of Chicago would resign and let somebody run the city properly these people would be prosecuted under federal laws and taken off the streets. Also allowing the citizens of Chicago to own guns according to the 2nd amendment the number of crimes in the city would be reduced.

      • old codger

        “IS” the ignorant, gimme, gimme crowd of “DRUG PUSHERS AND PIMPS”, the
        bad a$$ I don’t know who my daddy is ASSWIPES WHO aren’t NRA members,
        who DO NOT LEGALLY own guns doing the shootings. What a MORON!!!!
        Did the doctor dribble your head on the floor when you were born????????

      • Jimbo

        The NRA is influential and successful because they represent MILLIONS of decent, REAL Americans. I don’t think you qualify as real.

        • old codger

          AMEN Jimbo!! AMEN!!!

  • Kanawah

    The gun nuts have, over time, convened the supreme court to adulterated the second amendment to the point is totally the opposite of what was intended.

    Research the history behind the second amendment. It was intended to make available to the federal government, a readily available militia, not to make guns available to every gun nut and wacko who wanted one.

    Now that we have both the National Guard and a standing military, the second amendment is no longer needed. It, at a minimum, should be greatly scaled back, if not repealed.

    • Medic RN

      Change your batteries. Nothing about freedom is free. When you’re willing to be a slave, perhaps you might go to N.Korea and say so.

    • Hunter

      You got it wrong again kanwah

    • Bob Alford

      kanablow sound like an odummy blower

    • Bernie

      Kanawah (turnip),
      What should be repealed is the welfare system supported by you schmucks on the left that chased the father out of the home.
      Your turn….

      • Dvwrld


    • Earl Nicholas

      Kanawah wah wah When guns are outlawed only the outlaws will have guns. A gun can be made in your garage , workshop or any room in your house. I guess you missed the part that said 159 illegal firearms were removed that means that the NRA had nothing to do with it at all.The problem is not enough people who are innocent victims do not have a gun to defend themselves. But by all means give up any and all protection you might have in your possession and go visit Chicago and then we will not have to listen to your ignorant jibberish anymore.

    • joebabe

      Ok, Kanawah, when your home and family are attacked by a home invasion crew, call the governor of your state…he can call up the National Guard and heip you…..or just call 911….I’m sure the criminals will allow you to make one last phone call…..and wait for them to arrive. Wow ! …talk about Fubar!

    • Terry Butts

      So only the MILITARY/FEDERAL government has the right to FREE SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION etc.?

      Get a 1700s dictionary and REREAD the entire constitution with its definitions in mind all of the rights spelled out in the BILL OF RIGHTS are OF THE PEOPLE the SAME people in each right.

      The MILITIA as defined in the time of the founders is EVERY ABLE BODIED CITIZEN not just a select elite few the government gets to Choose as that defeats the primary purpose of the amendment which is to ensure that FREEDOM is never abolished by the government because ARMED PEOPLE can defend themselves from TYRANNY.

      As for having a National Guard they ceased being anything close to a NATIONAL Guard when they became the first DEPLOYED overseas by the government thus no longer being IN THIS NATION to defend against an invasion.

      As for having a STANDING MILITARY that is a violation of the US Constitution the founders of this nation understood when a nation has a STANDING military there is great temptation to use them in situations not needed for the sake of justifying their expense we only tolerate it because the high cost of and technical expertise needed to operate modern high tech military weapons are not possible (or legal under existing weapon restrictions) for the majority of the MILITIA as defined in the days of the founders of this nation.

      You will find in each one of the Bill of rights the a line such as ” the right of the people” the PEOPLE being referred to does not change from one right to another simply because of what the right is or the REASON for that right if given.

      In the second amendment ARTICLE[II] it specifies “necessary to the security of a free State” this means free from TYRANNY this is not possible if the GOVERNMENT controls who can protect themselves or the state against TYRANNY thus being able to allow themselves to become tyrannical without fear of any repercussions.


      “ARTICLE [I.]
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; of the right of the people peaceably
      to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

      Through the SEPARATION of church and state court created belief they have been “prohibiting the free exercise thereof” for decades trying to abolish any public viability of the Christian religion including something as simple as a cross on a MONUMENT created during the time of the founders. As well as the fact many places now require a PERMIT before you are allowed to exercise FREE SPEECH in public.

      “ARTICLE [II.]
      A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

      This one is in plain English anyone can understand that according to the definition of THE PEOPLE and what a MILITIA was defined as during the time it was written makes it clear it is not a SPECIALIZED MILITARY controlled by the government that it is referring to PROVEN by the fact the government actually DISARMED the military at their own bases leaving them just as defenseless as the civilian victims in “GUN FREE ZONES”.

      If you take into account STATE constitutions that are even more explicit in defining these rights it makes it even clearer such as in Kansas.


      Ҥ 4. Individual right to bear arms; armies.
      A person has the right to keep and bear arms for
      the defense of self, family, home and state, for
      lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any
      other lawful purpose; but standing armies, in time
      of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be
      tolerated, and the military shall be in strict subor-
      dination to the civil power.
      Adopted by convention, July 29,
      1859; ratified by electors, Oct. 4, 1859; L. 1861, p.
      48; L. 2009, ch. 152, § 1; Nov. 2, 2010”

      • old codger

        Just so you know, I copied your post and “IF” I ever use it you WILL get FULL credit for it which is what I do when I re-post someone else’s post!!!! OUTSTANDING POST!!
        I already have it saved and this is the lead in:
        I wish I compiled this but I didn’t! Terry Butts did!!Hats off to Terry!! Hope you don’t mind??

        • Terry Butts

          I do not mind at all feel free to use it wherever it applies.

          One note depending on how much time passes since it was made you may have to verify the links still work when reposting as they are to the government website containing the documents and they may occasionally change location when/if they update their websites.

          • old codger


    • Sam

      Kanawah, You are the one who needs to study the history behind the second amendment. It was written in response to the federal government having a standing military, to protect the citizenry from the military.

      Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution establishes a standing military (well regulated militia). After having England use their army to impose unjust and unfair laws and taxes on the Colonists, people didn’t want the new Federal Government to have the ability to do the same. Americans didn’t want the government to have a standing army ornavy. They wanted to get rid of that provision before they would agree to the Constitution. However, the wise men who wrote the Constitution knew that a standing army and navy were necessary in order for the Federal Government to do it’s most important job of providing for the common defense of the states. Hence; “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State” is explaining why the Federal Government has to have an army and navy.

      Since they couldn’t get rid of the army and navy, the wise men did the next best thing. They made sure that the people could always protect themselves collectively from the the Federal controlled army and navy. The citizens would always be armed. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

      In this era of government run amok, the Second Amendment is needed now more than ever!

    • old codger

      I’ve seen amoebas with a higher IQ than you!!! ROFLMAO!! LSHMSH!

    • Jimbo

      Total BS! Go back and read your history. The Founding Fathers who gave us the Constitution had many reasons to guarantee our right to own arms. They had just fought a brutal war of independence against THEIR OWN government to win their freedom.

      At the start of the revolution, the colonies were slow to form militias or an army, because many people were still government sympathizers. No, it was courageous private citizens who turned out, and formed impromptu militias to fight the Redcoats, the most advanced fighting force in the world. In those days, armies fought in long, “regulated” lines – impossible with pitchforks, torches and clubs. Had the colonists not had weapons as advanced as the Redcoats, they would have failed. The first thing the oppressive Brits did to try and crush the revolution, was attempt to take the colonists’ guns.

      The Founding Fathers knew the public needed arms to hunt and feed their families, to protect themselves from predators, criminals, and marauding indians. They were opposed to forming a permanent army, because they feared abuses of power. So in writing the second amendment, they listed the MOST important reason for the public to have arms – to repel foreign invasions, and as a deterrent to tyranny in the government they formed. How is a muzzle loading musket a deterrent against future invasions, or tyranny? The existence of our enormous armed forces is even more reason why Americans should have access to modern tech. The Founding Fathers would have no problem with private possession of “assault weapons”.

      Incidentally, it is the 2nd Amendment that secures your other rights. It is not obsolete (due the existence of police and army), any more than your freedom of religion is predicated on the existence of church buildings. Amendments 1 – 14 ALL enumerate INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. The Amendment stands until the people say otherwise.

    • Jimbo

      What you fail to understand, is it is an INDIVIDUAL RIGHT, like amendment #1, and #3 – 14. The Founding Fathers didn’t take a sudden detour to protect state’s rights. The existence of an army and national guard doesn’t end our individual rights. If you have a problem with this, you can try to change it by lawful means.

  • Myke Britt



    Dangerous neighborhoods can be singled out for special attention without violating anyone’s “rights”!

  • Medic RN

    Who would have imagined this texture woven into the American fabrique? Collapse of the family. Collapse of the community. Opened murder in the streets ignored by civil authority. A society on the verge of anarchy. History proves this problem will eventually eliminate itself and reorganize. I’m sorry for the loss of your sons. But they were more your responsibility than mine.

  • Grim Reaper

    I would ban all minorities from owning a gun, as well as all Democrats.

  • smithleeroy21

    How many were white? How many were black? How many were white on black crime? How many were black on white crime. If we as a country start looking at the numbers, we might know where to direct our preventive measures.How many came from single parent households? Remember Murphy Brown. A single mom can raise a child as good as if both parents were present. Thus welfare paying for more and more babies. It will never stop as long as we have kids having kids.

  • odgreen1969

    Democrat created and sponsored “no go zones”. And those same lost, immoral, illogical, ideologue imbeciles want to destroy President Trump and his administration and finish “fundamentally transforming” America into a third world cesspool. We cannot let them run our country into the ground as they have so many of our once great cities.


    If you can’t control your animals, they will control you! Look at the 159 illegal weapons seized, I’ll bet little or nothing is done to those people. That’s why we have the endless cycle in da hood, they’ll get off with a slap on the wrist and buy another gun on the street to do it again.

    • Terry Butts

      Or they will make the guns themselves as recent hardly published arrests have been of criminals illegally making weapons to sell to other criminals this already being a crime no new gun laws would effect it gets little media attention. Especially when it shows that no new restrictions on LEGAL manufacture and sales would have any effect on Criminals being armed.

  • Terry Butts

    How can they explain this when they have some of the RESTRICTIONS gun restrictions in the nation all imposed on the grounds this kind of thing would never happen again if only they got x restriction passed.

    They got them passed and like all anti gun legislation succeeded only in disarming the victims while the ALREADY ARMED criminals simply ignored the laws as usual.

    Remember in the FANTASY world of the anti gun groups CRIMINALS obey the gun restrictions they impose they supposedly GIVE UP trying to commit crimes rather than illegally acquiring a gun to use, making one themselves, or simply change to using explosives, knives, bats, vehicles, hammers or other tools to kill their intended victims.

    Reality is until they stop wasting time focusing on whatever TOOL the criminal chose to misuse to harm people and focus on doing something about the CRIMINALS nothing will change. One of the biggest problems is their attitude that AGE somehow changes the seriousness of the crime for example if someone UNDERAGE commits premeditated murder the most many states allow is to lock them up until they are considered an adult yet if someone considered an ADULT committed the same crime they would get life in prison at the very least as if somehow an underage CRIMINAL will simply “GROW OUT” of being one while in jail for the crime and no longer be a threat to others the instant they are considered an adult.

    Far to many people do not understand we lock up criminals for committing horrific crimes not to REFORM THEM, not just as a punishment but to protect the law abiding citizens from being their next victim. While some may find God repent and change their ways they are the exception not the rule and it will never undo the harm caused by whatever crime they committed.

    • old codger

      AMEN Terry!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!

  • Jaron Gant Joyner

    OBama-Should go back to his Hometown-Chicago-And Help-Clean it up-It as big a Mess as OBama is himself.He still wants to Play like he’s some sort of Ruler-Then Why not do something Good for Chicago.But then I forget–You really don’t like America-And would like it-If everywhere we’re in the Mess-Chicago is-And it’s taking a lot of Work-To get your MESS-Cleaned-Up!!!!

    • tony sweed

      Obama doesn`t want to clean anything up he hates America, he tried for 8 yrs. to destroy it, but now thank God we have someone, President Trump, in office that believes our country to be the greatest in the world and I agree. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

  • Jeff

    Wait…. wait ahhh damn thought I saw Blm movement showing up….but alas they were no where to be found…..

  • tony sweed

    Is that all? I would have thought that number would be much higher.

  • generalJed

    I was born in Chicago, went to the U of I, Chicago, ran a chemical plant there. All of the time I spent there, it was violent since the first day that the Daley family took over in 1955. They LIKE violence and chaos; that keeps them and their evil associates in power. They all have body guards with machine guns, and the State of Illinois pays the Daley bodyguards 1.9 million per year to keep that vile creep (former Mayor Richard M. Daley) alive!