Monday, May 31, 2010

22 (Twenty two) People Shot in Chicago in 24 hrs

Where gun ownership is effectively illegal. And yet these lawbreakers will be cited as justification for further restricting the rights of law abiding citizens to own guns.

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At least 22 people were wounded in separate shootings around the city roughly between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, including a man who died this morning after he was shot in the head, Chicago police said.

At a news conference this morning, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said that nearly half of the shootings appear to be gang-related, including the fatal incident. Weis added that at least two of the other victims have refused to cooperate with police, "which makes the job of our detectives ... far more difficult."

One of the shootings was particularly disturbing because one of the female victims was eight months pregnant, the superintendent said. No one in custody for any of the incidents.