So, How Is Democrat-Style Gun Control Working Out In The Worker's Paradise?
About as well as expected.
At least 11 people were shot and wounded across Chicago overnight, including five people in front of a currency exchange and an off-duty Cook County corrections officer on his way home from work, officials said.There's a trend developing here.
The officer, a seven-year veteran, had just finished his shift and was driving north on Interstate 57 around 2 a.m. when he suspected he was being followed, according to Sheriff Tom Dart. He pulled off the expressway in the 9500 block of South State Street and a car followed him, Dart said.
The 34-year officer was shot twice in the shoulder and grazed his chin, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Dart said the shooter may have wanted the officer's car, but he had no other details.
Hours earlier, a woman and four men were struck by gunfire near a currency exchange in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. Several people were standing on the sidewalk when a gunman approached on foot and began firing, police said.
The victims ranged in age from 23 to 44 years old, and their conditions were stabilized at hospitals. Sources told WGN-Channel 9 that the shooting may have been retaliation for a gang fight that happened earlier Monday afternoon.
Thelma Smith was visiting her mother's South Side home Friday night to talk about a birthday party in memory of her son, Samuel Clay, 25, who was shot and killed in April.
After several shots rang out on the next block, Smith rushed over and discovered to her horror that another son, William Lee Martin, 30, had been slain.
The father of six became the latest sad statistic as a violent November came to an end. Shootings jumped to 192 for the month, up 49 percent from 129 a year earlier, according to Police Department records.