Chicago Update: 34 shot over the weekend, including 3-year-old who became the fourth kid killed this year while riding in a car
· Oct 3, 2022 ·

Chicago has a police budget of $1.7 billion dollars, but dozens of people getting shot over the weekend is just the norm now.

Unfortunately, that includes toddlers riding in their carseats.

From Fox:

Chicago saw another bloody weekend, with 34 people shot, including a 3-year-old boy fatally shot in an officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.

"We've seen children shot across this city in ridiculous numbers," Chicago Police Deputy Chief Larry Snelling said, according to WLS. "When did we become a society where we stop caring about the children?"

Among the children shot and killed this weekend was 3-year-old Mateo Zastro, who was riding in a car with his mom and three siblings when gun shots struck him during a suspected road rage incident at about 8:30 on Friday night.

I don't want to push politics right now, but there is a reason Chicago is in this mess. There are actual, physical people who are responsible. The death and destruction in the streets is not a tornado or a hurricane. It is not a mysterious force, nor did it arrive all of a sudden. Corruption from the top down has led to this city becoming more dangerous than Baghdad.

"That mother is still grieving. All she's doing is clutching onto two dinosaurs, and this was the baby's favorite toy," community activist Andrew Holmes told WLS.

Empty cradles, silent rooms, and stuffed animals that will never be snuggled in bed ever again.

This is the legacy of those running Chicago.

Another child, an unidentified 7-year-old, was shot in the leg while heading to church on Sunday with his family. A family member saw a person going through his parked car and confronted him before the suspect fired a gun in the family's direction, according to WLS. The boy is expected to recover, according to local reports, and the suspect was apprehended.

A total of 520 people have been killed in Chicago this year as of the time of publishing. Last year, 3,766 people were shot (THREE THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED, SIXTY-SIX).

According to CBS 2, there have been five children shot while riding in a car THIS YEAR. Four of those were fatal.

Chicago also has the most number of mass shootings in the nation, and it isn't particularly close.

For extra credit, make sure to look up the political party that's been in power for decades in each of those cities.

This can't continue.

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