Monday, May 24, 2010

Just Another Night in Mr. Obama's Neighborhood

Who knows, maybe Obama can talk LeBron James into coming to Chicago. Then they can have a basketball summit or something and the carnage might slow down to where only five or so people are being shot every night in Obama's disorganized community.
At least nine people were shot on a hot night on Chicago's South Side, with one of them killed, authorities said. No one was in custody for any of the shootings this morning.

The fatality was a 35-year-old man who was shot dead while he was standing outside a vehicle near Washington Park, police said. The shooting happened about 9:10 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Russell Drive.

About an hour later, a 22-year-old man was shot in his leg in the 8000 block of South Saginaw Avenue. The victim heard shots and felt a pain in his leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Less than an hour later, three more men were shot in the 8500 block of South Hoyne Avenue. They were playing cards outside when shots rang out at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, police said. A 24-year-old man was shot in his left leg. A 25-year-old suffered a wound to his right arm and a 21-year-old was shot in his right leg and hand, police said.

All three were treated at Holy Cross Hospital where they were listed in good condition, said Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Shortly after midnight, a 27-year-old man was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in the 8400 block of South Hamilton Avenue, police said. He was standing outside when a person in a white vehicle opened fire in his direction. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg.

About 12:50 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in his leg near a South Side beach. Police responded to the shooting in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive and found the victim. He was taken to University of Chicago Hospitals where he was listed in good condition, Alfaro said.

At about 1:35 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 10700 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said. He was standing on the street when someone drove past and opened fire. He was shot in the right hand and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital.

In addition, a 25-year-old man was shot in the neck and critically injured early Monday morning in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, police said.

At about 2:45 a.m., police responded to shots fired in the 4100 block of South Indiana Avenue and found the man with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.
Someone wake up Mayor Daley. He needs to hold a press conference to blame the guns and threaten some reporters.

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