Chicago may be a glamorous city home to the Chicago Cubs, The Magnificent Mile, and some terrific dining options, but it’s also a fairly violent city.
On Saturday, the third largest city in America held what was being referred to as a “peace picnic.” However, the word peace must have a much different meaning to residents of the Windy City than most other people in America.
That’s because the “peace picnic” Saturday evening was momentarily interrupted when a gunman opened fire, striking three men. All three men were transported to the hospital, two were said to be in stable condition, while the other was in critical condition.
Unfortunately, that’s not all. A fourth was also beaten during the event.
In all, 46 people have been shot in the Windy City since Friday night, including a 3-year-old boy.
That’s not to make light of all the gun violence in Chicago, but at this point it’s getting ridiculous. But there have been nearly 1,900 people shot there in 2018. However, as insane as that number maybe it’s an improvement over last last. At this time last year, nearly 2,300 people had been shot….so good job Chicago?
As can be expected, there are calls for Chicago Mayor and former President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.