Tuesday, October 30, 2018

43 Shot, 5 Fatally, over Halloween Weekend in Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago

43 people were shot, including 5 who were shot fatally, over Halloween weekend in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago.  

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that beginning with Friday, each day in the weekend became more violent. For example, "3 wounded and 1 killed Friday night, 11 wounded and 1 killed on Saturday and 25 shot — 3 fatally — on Sunday."  

The 5 individual killed were 16-year-old John Pena, 23-year-old Kenjuan D. Scott, 30-year-old Deshawn Jacobs, 20-year-old Detavious Beeks and an unidenified 33-year-old male. All were fatally shot while standing on a sidewalk, walking or inside a vehicle.  

The 43 shot over Halloween weekend represents a marked increase in gun crime compared the he Halloween weekend of 2017(43% increase), when 30 were shot, including 2 fatalities.  

On September 4, Breitbart News reported Mayor Emanuel’s announcement that he wouldn't seek a 3rd a term in office. His decision to step came just weeks after the number of shooting victims in Chicago surpassed 2,000 for 2018.  

Fox News reported that over 1,000 people were shot between Memorial Day and September 3, 2018, in Emanuel’s Chicago.  


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