Chicago continues to be plagued by senseless violence. During this past weekend, more than 40 people were shot and at least four others were killed according to the Chicago Tribune.
On Saturday night, an 11-year-old girl, Shaniya Adams, was killed while she made s’mores during a sleepover with friends. Apparently, someone fired a gun shortly after 9 p.m. and a bullet went through a wall and struck Adams in the head. She died the following morning.
Within a 12-hour period, 22 people were shot in the city. A 43-year-old woman was shot in the leg after getting out of a cab; a 24-year-old was shot in the chest and died; a 21-year-old man was shot several times and rushed to West Suburban Medical Center where he later died; and a 30-year-old man was found shot to death in the South Austin neighborhood.
More than 207 people have been shot 2014, and 23 have been murdered thus far in July alone. Chicago authorities and political leaders have yet to find a solution to the ongoing problem of rampant violence in the city.