Slaughterhouse Chicago ~ 15 Shot at Funeral Drive-By as Windy City Bodies Pile Up

So far in July, as of this report, 74 people had been fatally shot. Another 352 had been wounded by gunfire, for a total of 426 shooting victims.

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Chicago police were still investigating the carnage of a drive-by shooting that turned a funeral into a battlefield in a city that has, according to the Washington Post, seen an increase of shootings this year by 47 percent and homicides are up a staggering 51 percent.

Fifteen people were wounded and more than 60 rounds were fired, as reported by local news agencies, and one person was in custody. This came after 20 people were shot during the previous 24-hour period, and it followed a weekend during which 63 people were shot including 12 fatally, according to WLS News.

While President Donald Trump offered to send 175 federal officers to the city, according to a report from CBS News, anti-gun Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted “Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents.”

Considering the body count over the past few days, Windy City residents are already being terrorized by armed, violent criminals.

The CBS News report said nine of the drive-by victims were in “serious to critical condition.” One of those wounded was described as “an innocent bystander” who was “fighting for her life.”

Chicago is producing some alarming shooting and death statistics, according to the popular website ‘heyjackass.com,” which keeps a running count of the dead and wounded. It is not a pretty picture, even in a city known as the murder capital of the United States. Chicago annually produces more murder victims than some entire states, according to data from the FBI Uniform Crime Report for any given year.

Statistics from “heyjackass” tell a grim story. So far in July, as of this report, 74 people had been fatally shot. Another 352 had been wounded by gunfire, for a total of 426 shooting victims. Total homicides for the month were listed as 84, so not all of the city’s murder victims are being killed by gunfire.

For the “week in progress” (July 19-25, 2020), there have been a dozen people killed, 61 wounded, and a total of 13 homicides.

So far in July, as of this report, 74 people had been fatally shot. Another 352 had been wounded by gunfire, for a total of 426 shooting victims. Screen snip from Chicago's ‘Heyjackass.com' website that keeps a running body count of Windy City slayings.

The year-to-date statistics suggest violence in Chicago is out of control. So far, according to “heyjackass,” the city has seen 382 people fatally shot, a staggering 1,762 shot and wounded, and 425 homicides logged. [and the Democrat mayor is worried about President Trump sending in more offices to help contain the mayhem!?] And the year is only into its seventh month, with August and September still on the horizon. Those two months traditionally account for a high number of murders.

According to the Washington Post account, “After shots were fired from a black vehicle toward a group of people leaving a service at Rhodes Funeral Home…the attendees exchanged gunfire with the people in the car, Chicago Police Department spokesman Tom Ahern told The Washington Post. The car crashed and three or four occupants fled in separate directions, authorities said.”

A question nobody seemed to ask was how many of the people involved in this gun battle were legally licensed to carry concealed firearms? It is legal, under Illinois law, to carry concealed in the city, provided you have a permit to do so.

There is no small irony in the fact that, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, the funeral where this shooting occurred was for a man identified as Donnie Weathersby, 31, who had been shot to death just days earlier only about 1.5 miles from the funeral home where Tuesday’s gunfire erupted.

The Sun-Times also keeps a running scorecard of murder victims, but their count of homicides was listed at 411. There was no explanation for the discrepancy between the newspaper’s body count and that provided by the “heyjackass” website. With mayhem continuing at a rapid pace, there seems little doubt that the Sun-Times number will catch up to the website’s count.

Chicago isn’t the only city reeling from violence, but it appears to be out-pacing all the others in the number of victims. Spikes in gun-related violence are being reported by New York City, Seattle and Baltimore.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young was quoted by the local Fox News affiliate observing, “We’re talking about Black Lives Matter. Then we need to act like the black murders in the city matter as well.”

The long time Democrat-run city is on track to set another homicide record this year.

Not to be left out of the killing and shooting spree Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio's run New York City, hurried to catch up last month. According to a report in the Financial Times, 270 people were shot, translating to a 154-percent increase from the same month last year. Over the July 4 2020 holiday weekend, 64 people were shot in The Big Apple. There has been at least a 23-percent increase in New York City homicides so far this year, the report said.

But Chicago is by far the worst of them all. And now in late breakling news it appears, Mayor Lightfoot has changed her tone, according to Fox32 News. She acknowledged federal agent “will be used to help Chicago police crackdown on violent crime.” The station quoted an unidentified source revealing “more than 200 federal agents are coming to Chicago to work alongside colleagues who have spent their careers fighting crime in the city.”

In the wake of the funeral drive-by mayhem, their work is definitely cut out.



About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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KK
KK
20 days ago

Chicago politicians know how to solve the problem.
DISARM LAW ABIDING CITIZENS IN NEIGHBORING STATES!
(It’s called GUN VIOLENCE . . . NOT GANG VIOLENCE!)

gcm
gcm
20 days ago
Reply to  KK

Law abiding guns are banned, stolen, or altered are not.

MarkE
MarkE
20 days ago

If Chicago’s stats are of interest to you, check out heyjackass.com. It is an incredible, real-time website dedicated to Chicago’s gun violence – whoever maintains this site is truly dedicated. Having grown up in Chi-town, I can attest to one of the more interesting facts concerning their “gun violence”: of Chicago’s 77 established neighborhoods, better than 90% of the shootings (and homicides) come out of just 5. As with most cities, you know where to go and where not to go, but there are few cities where these lines of demarcation are more clearly drawn…

MarkE
MarkE
20 days ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

Dave,
I read the article – not sure what your comment refers to. My comment about heyjackass.com was simply an endorsement of the site – I have followed it for years. I didn’t claim it was new info – I simply encouraged people to check it out as a source if the Chicago stats are of interest to them.

gregs
gregs
20 days ago

didn’t i see a cod vehicle drive through at 0:18? keep voting democrat, i’m sure it is going to get better.
a funeral home obtaining more clients right at their front door. convenient.

Dubi Loo
Dubi Loo
20 days ago

Lightfoot is incompetent in almost every way. One way she boasts her stupidity is to call federal LEOs military troops. Lori, they are not “playing police on the streets of Chicago.” They are in fact police and NOT military troops.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
20 days ago

The interstate highway system give the crooks an easy way to get out of town, here in south central Missouri we just convicted a killer who was a former Chicago resident who had done time for murder in Cook County,Ill. and found his way to our area to sell drugs after being released. He shot and killed two and wounded two others and is waiting on his sentence to be handed down from our court system. He should have never been let loose from Illinois prison for murder but he was. Our location is an eight hour drive from Chicago… Read more »

pureamericana
pureamericana
21 days ago

Chicago is grateful for (1) one thing, the bro’s in the hood were never instructed on how to properly shoot. The numbers are bad, but they otherwise could be staggering.

RoyD
RoyD
21 days ago

That sound you heard was me yawning. My bad.

Random71
Random71
21 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Sadly just another day in Chiraq

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
21 days ago

Yet Trump REFUSES to send in BATF and FBI to go after the criminals illegally gunrunning and legally manufacturing firearms; it as if he loves Criminals

MarkE
MarkE
20 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Hmmm…. I guess you are you suggesting we need more ATF operations like Fast and Furious. Good luck with that. And the problem is not “legally manufacturing firearms” but “illegally possessing” and “criminally using” legally manufactured firearms.

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
20 days ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Bullshit!

tetejaun
tetejaun
21 days ago

Lyndon Johnson said “I will have those n***ers voting democrat for a hundred years” as he signed the “Great Society” act. Johnson’s KKK outfit had just come back from the cleaners. Single unwed mothers were given a free ride for 18 years under that bill. So, lazy girls realized they could get pregnant and not have to do that “oh, so difficult” school work or work for a living. The spawn of these sluts were not really loved, but tolerated as a means to an end..that is..money and a free ride. Every few years, hump out another to keep the… Read more »

Last edited 21 days ago by tetejaun
RoyD
RoyD
21 days ago
Reply to  tetejaun

“They are like children, Colonel, little monkey children.”

JIAZ
JIAZ
21 days ago

Let the citizens of Chicago live in what they’ve voted for, for decades, democratic-socialist rule. It’s up to the people of Chicago to take their city back, or not.

https://www.americancontingency.com/