CHICAGO - Thursday night, two were killed and 21 wounded in Chicago, making it one of the most violent nights ever in America's murder capital. An FBI report released earlier this week showed Chicago's 500 murders surpassing New York City's 419 in 2012 to be the highest in the nation, despite the city having some of the nation's toughest gun control laws.
As of September 19, 271 Chicagoans have been shot and killed in 2013. Thursday night was especially violent. In a post entitled, "Sun’s Out, Guns Out," the writers at HeyJackass.com gave Thursday's details:
It had been a very quiet, very wet and rainy week that tallied just two (2) dead and five (5) wounded from Sunday through Thursday afternoon.
Peace, love and joy departed around 6:30p Thursday evening. First we had a total five (5) shot with one (1) dead in four separate incidents in just 40 minutes then we get
12 shot in a single incident. Yes, 12 , that is not a typo.
“Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said.
Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan at the scene.
Police said later a total of 13 people were shot, the boy, two teens, and 10 adults, with the boy the most seriously wounded. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head at an ear that exited through his mouth, and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.”
After this incident there were another four (4) shot with one (1) dead. Bringing Thursday’s evening and overnight grand total to two (2) dead and 21 wounded, making it one of the most violent nights of the year.