Summer has not even officially begun and yet reports of multiple people dying or being injured by gun violence that we often associated with warmer weather have started coming in. Just yesterday in Chicago, 11 people were injured and one person was killed. Here’s just a sample of what’s happening primarily on the city’s south and west sides:
A 19-year-old man was shot in a drive-by attack about 8:25 p.m. Monday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. He was walking in the 5200 block of South Fairfield when someone passing by in a red vehicle shot him. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 8 p.m., a person was shot with a BB gun in the 3100 block of West Lake Street, Fire Media Affairs said. Paramedics took the person to Stroger Hospital.
About 5:30 p.m., a bullet grazed a man’s head in the 1400 block of East 66th Place in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. He was in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.
Read more at the Sun-Times.
As we get closer to summer, it seems inevitable that the violence in Chicago and other cities will only increase, if serious intervention does not happen. How can we work to make city streets in black neighborhoods safer? Are you bracing for a violent summer? Thoughts on the continued violence in Chicago and other cities? Sound off below!!!!