The youngest murder victim was a 4-YEAR-OLD BOY!
His name was Mychal Moultry, Jr. He was visiting from Alabama with his family. He was shot twice in the head while getting a haircut Friday night.
Mychal died Sunday, making him the second 4-year-old shot in Chicago in a week and the second 4-year-old killed in Chicago this year!
The Chicago Sun-Times reported "Seven other children struck by gunfire."
- On Saturday, a 16-year-old boy showed up at Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound, police said.
- Two girls, 12 and 15, were among three wounded near a back-to-school event in East Garfield Park. Police said they recovered the car used in the shooting, but no one was in custody.
- Saturday night, a 15-year-old boy was hit in a drive-by shooting in Englewood.
- Another 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a South Chicago shooting. Police said the boy was in a basement with friends when someone shot through a window.
- Sunday morning, a 14-year-old boy was shot while walking to a car with his father in Little Village.
- A 17-year-old was among two teens shot in Washington Park.
In response to the Labor Day weekend violence, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the perpetrators "have absolutely no regard for the sanctity of human life."
That's ironic coming from her, a pro-abortion politician. Self-awareness level: 0.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown also called on the "community to come forward" with any additional information they have on the shootings, especially those of the identities of shooters.
"This is beyond trusting police. This is about the safety of our babies," Brown said.
It'd be nice if everyone cared about the safety of all babies, including those not yet born.
"The people in the neighborhoods who are doing the shooting, they are known to people in the neighborhoods," Lightfoot said. "I understand the fear that's out there but I'm just calling upon people in these neighborhoods — particularly when we think about the number of children who have been shot — you've got to have your faith overcome your fear. You've got to step up."
Why does Brown say "This is beyond trusting the police"?
Why does Lightfoot say "I understand the fear that's out there but ... you've got to have your faith overcome your fear"?
Hmm, do you think it's because Leftists in the U.S. have continually stoked flames of fear and hate against law enforcement? Yeah, that might be a factor.
It's difficult to hold shooters accountable when witnesses aren't willing to talk to the police about them. It seems the mayor and head of police have no choice but to beg people to come forward.
Lightfoot also said she will announce initiatives against gun violence "in the coming days," which we already know will be basically useless.