Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Connect with us

Two Americas

Chicago Man Shot on Facebook Live While Canvassing for City Council Candidate

Published

on

A Chicago man was shot Sunday afternoon while canvassing for a city council candidate and streaming his efforts on Facebook Live, according to multiple reports.

“Maxwell Omowale Justice, 32, a volunteer for the Joseph Williams campaign, is speaking to the camera when shots can be heard in the video,” said the Chicago TribuneThe shooting took place while Williams was a few houses away with his two children, as a group from the campaign tried to get affidavits from residents following a challenge to Williams’ petitions, said Erin Ellenbolt, Williams’ campaign manager.”

In the video, Justice can be heard saying “if you live in the 15th Ward, support Joseph Williams,” as the shots being to ring out. Shortly thereafter, the live feed cuts out. He was shot in the leg.

“Whoever tried to kill me failed. My political views will not change no matter what,” Justice later said on Facebook.

Trending: EXPOSED: Ilhan Omar Uses ISIS Recruitment Terminology In Interviews and Tirades

Williams is running for alderman, an Illinois term for city council. He called the shooting a “pretty tragic event.”

He is challenging incumbent Raymond Lopez in an election that will be held in February. Lopez spoke out against the violence in a statement.

“Campaign or not, it is completely unacceptable and unfortunate that someone would feel compelled to shoot at someone simply because they didn’t recognize them from the community,” he said. “This is the same type of mindless gun violence we have seen in other neighborhoods.”

 

 

Have a hot tip for Big League Politics?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to tips@bigleaguepolitics.com. All hot tips are immediately forwarded to BLP Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to submissions@bigleaguepolitics.com.

Bypass Tech Censorship!

Facebook, Twitter and Google are actively restricting conservative content through biased algorithms. Silicon Valley doesn't want you to read our articles. Bypass the censorship, sign up for our newsletter now!

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.



Send this to a friend