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Weekend of Unsurprising Violence Grips Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Another weekend of violence in Chicago was marked by more than 19 people being shot, some fatally, as many residents panicked over the continuous lack of serious policy to address violent crime in the city by Democrat mayor Lori Lightfoot. Saddening, horrific weekends of murderous crime are becoming all too common in the Windy City. One of the deadliest weekends came recently during the New Year’s holiday, where at least 47 people were killed on January 1st, 2023 alone.


By Awr Hawkins; February 6, 2023

At least 19 people were shot, two of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports that the first shooting fatality of the weekend was that of 41-year-old Orlando Ware, who was shot and killed while sitting inside a car Saturday around 1:20 a.m.

A second vehicle pulled up beside the one in which Ware was sitting, and someone in the second vehicle opened fire, hitting Ware with numerous rounds. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

The weekend’s second shooting fatality occurred Sunday, around 8:30 p.m. when a 16-year-old was attacked while walking down a sidewalk “in the 2200-block of South Keeler Avenue.”

The 16-year-old was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital, and he died a short time later.

The Sun-Times homicide database shows that 47 people were killed in Chicago from January 1, 2023, through February 5, 2023.

Photo: AP Photo/Erin Hooley

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