Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Weekend violence in NYC and Chicago: How many of these weapons were legally owned or registered? Criminals don't obey laws!

Bloody Fourth of July: 16 shot in 10 incidents across the city

Sixteen people were shot in 10 separate incidents — seven of which happened in Brooklyn — in a bloody Fourth of July night across the city. All of the victims are in non-life-threatening condition, cops said.
Seven people were blasted during a large gathering on Chauncey Street near Saratoga Avenue in Bed-Stuy at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.
A 22-year-old man and two women were shot in the hand, another woman was shot in the thigh and another man was also shot, but cops did not know where he was hit.
Police said the gunman opened fire after being denied entry to a backyard barbecue. The shooter then fled and is still being sought. 
In the same neighborhood about 2½ hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest at Broadway and Chauncey Street and then walked into a nearby firehouse, cops said. Five suspects — three men and two women — fled on foot.
Police believe the two incidents are connected and are gang related.
An 18-year-old man was blasted five times in the torso at Wilson and Cooper streets in Bushwick at 10:15 p.m. Cops said an unknown person discharged a gun from a vehicle, striking him.
The other Brooklyn shootings included a 24-year-old man who was shot twice in the back on East 29th Street in Flatbush at 5:17 p.m., a 22-year-old man who was shot in the right leg when he was walking at St. John’s Place and Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights at 11:15 p.m. and a man who was shot at Ocean Avenue and St. Paul’s Court in Prospect Park South after midnight Tuesday.
A woman also walked into Kings County Hospital with a gunshot wound shortly before midnight.
In East Harlem, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head by another man at East 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. Monday.
At about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was shot on Intervale Avenue near Chisholm Street in the South Bronx. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Another person walked into Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island after midnight.
Four people were shot to death and 60 others were wounded in Chicago as the Fourth of July weekend came to a bloody end, with half of the victims shot in the final 15 hours.
The injured included a 5-year-old girl and her 8-year-old cousin, each shot in the leg while playing with sparklers in West Englewood. An 11-year-old boy was hit in the arm by what relatives first thought were fireworks on the Near West Side, and a 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest as he was leaving a store in Gresham on the South Side.
Nearly all the shootings were on the West and South sides, in neighborhoods with troubling rates of gun violence that also bore the brunt of shootings during the Memorial Day weekend.
Last week, Chicago's top cop announced that thousands more law enforcement officers would hit the streets over this holiday weekend, saying he and those communities were "sick and tired" of the violence.
About 28 more people were shot in the city in the hours after Johnson spoke, most of them in areas where patrols had been stepped up: Austin, Garfield Park, Englewood, Lawndale, Grand Crossing, South Chicago, Gresham.
No shooting was recorded north of Armitage Avenue in the city.
The weekend toll was only slightly lower than last Fourth of July, when at least 10 people were killed and 55 others were wounded, according to Tribune data. Most of that time was quiet, but during an eight-hour spasm of violence, 30 people were shot, three of them fatally, including a 7-year-old boy.

In 2014, 16 were killed and 66 injured over the July Fourth weekend.
Eight of the shootings this past weekend involved multiple victims, including the West Englewood shooting that wounded the young children. Two adults with them were also shot. All four were stabilized, the children at Comer Children's Hospital and the adults at the University of Chicago Hospital. They were shot in the 5500 block of South Hermitage Avenue about 11 p.m. Monday. 
Two people were shot to death during the hectic afternoon-into-morning period late Monday and early Tuesday. 
A man was found shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood after police and paramedics were called to traffic crash where someone had been ejected. Police found no evidence of a crash and believe the man may have been pushed out of a car after he was shot. 
Another man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in an attack that left two women nearby wounded.  
A fifth person killed over the weekend was stabbed in a domestic-related incident, police said.

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