The weather was pretty decent in Chicago this past weekend. Unfortunately, warm weather tends to bring on more guns. Chance The Rapper wasn’t kidding with the line, “I pray to God for a little more spring” because the summer can be unsettling with murders.
At least 29 people were shot in the windy city, including two women shot near Montrose Beach Sunday just hours after the 45th annual gay pride parade. According to NBC Chicago, police initially said one woman was shot in the leg and back and another shot in the leg, but later said a 21-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and a 48-year-old woman was shot in the arm and back. Both were transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, police said. The shooting took place a little more than one mile away from where the pride parade stepped off earlier yesterday.
On Saturday morning, a 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while riding his bike. The shooting took place in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue. Police said the man was taken to Mount Sinai hospital with wounds to the head and right arm and was later pronounced dead. Friday, a teenager was shot outside the Rainbow P.U.S.H. Coalition’s headquarters and just two blocks away from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home in Kenwood. Ironically, this shooting took place at the beginning of Rainbow P.U.S.H.’s annual convention calling for peace.