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Monday, May 8, 2017

More people shot and killed at memorial where man was shot and killed

(Photo: Chicago Tribune)
Question: What's the difference between ISIS and Chicago?
Answer: In Chicago, they don't yell "Allahu Akbar!" when they shoot you.

Two more people were killed and eight were wounded in an attack at the site of a memorial for a guy who was killed earlier Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, according to police.

Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Navarro described the attack to the media as "another brazen act of gang violence."

The victims were taking part in a memorial for Danial Cardova who had been killed at the 2600 block of West 46th Place earlier in the same day when two attackers fired rifles from a nearby alleyway.

Deputy Chief Kevin Ryan said police were hitting the area hard in their investigation. "We have a fairly good idea who we're looking for," he said. "We have a fairly good idea of the conflict involved and right now we're trying to saturate the area."

The Alderman of the 15th district, Raymond Lopez, surveyed the shooting scene and expressed his frustration with the third rifle shooting in a week. He mostly blamed the "assault rifles" for the problem and called on neighbors to be vigilant in reporting criminal activity.

"The wakeup call has been here. It's time to act. It's time for each and every one of us to start looking at what's going on on our block, identifying who is a gang member, who's selling drugs and who is supporting them in our communities," Lopez said is a string of cliches that would obviously make a hockey player smile when being interviewed between periods.
(Photo: Chicago Tribune)

If Chicago just got their wakeup call, they must have wakened from the dead. More people are shot in the Windy City than in Afghanistan. 

In this latest shooting, a man of about 25 died on the scene, and a 29-year-old woman died of her wounds in hospital, officials said. Eight additional gunshot victims were being treated at various Chicago hospitals.

There were plenty more shootings in Chicago on Sunday alone. If you want to read more about this war zone, go to the Chicago Tribune.

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