Monday, October 29, 2012

Murder Capital breaks record

Photo from Hiswiserangel

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago surpassed last year’s total of 435 homicides Monday when a man died after being shot, authorities said.
The victim was one of two people wounded in separate shootings that occurred just four blocks and half an hour apart Monday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The first shooting occurred at 9:51 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
A male, whose age was not immediately known, was hospitalized for multiple gunshot wounds to the leg and arm. He was reported in serious condition.
The second shooting occurred at 10:34 a.m. when a man in his 30s was shot in the 7900 block of South Escanaba Avenue.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, which had no further information on the victim.
Area South detectives are investigating.
This comes after a man was shot and killed inside a home late Sunday on the South Side, marking the city’s 435th homicide of the year — equaling the total last year.
Bariffe Fitz, 68, was found shot in the chest about 11 p.m. inside a residence in the 9400 block of South La Salle Street.
“It’s a disappointing milestone,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said on the CBS 2 Morning News. “You can’t manage this and you can’t talk about murder in a positive fashion.”
While murders in Chicago will easily exceed last year’s total, the murder rate has been declining since April 1, when police began to initiate new gang-fighting strategies, McCarthy said. The numbers are high because of a big spike in violence in the first three months of the year, McCarthy said.


hiswiserangel said...

Just IMAGINE what they could do with a little range time and the proper grip. Also holding the damn guns upright and sighting might help. Too many arm and leg wounds.

Robert Fowler said...

Thugs shooting thugs is never a bad thing. The only ones I feel sorry for are the innocent bystanders.

McCarthy is a joke. His failed bullshit takes police off the street. I heard that they need to hire over a thousand recruits just to get back up to where they were five years ago. I refuse to go there. Maybe someday they will get concealed carry, until then, oh well.

Stinkwilly said...

A little range time is not needed HWA. Most of them watch this video and get their moves down pat before they arm themselves. Please, everyone should watch and you'll see how it's done......
"chicago style" Very entertaining to say the least.

Anonymous said...

Chicago: A toilet in need of an enima, again.

Chris said...

Where's Mrs. O'Leary's cow when you need it?