Over a Dozen People Shot in Chicago at Memorial for Man Killed Due to Gun Violence
A memorial for a man who was killed due to gun violence in Chicago ironically became a scene of a mass shooting on Sunday morning.
A house party was set to honor Lonell Irvin, a 22-year-old who was killed while performing a carjacking in April. Irvin was attempting to steal a man’s car when he was shot in the head and killed. The man who shot Irvin dead had a concealed carry permit.
The remembrance turned into a gruesome scene after two men reportedly opened fire. The shooting began at 12:30 a.m, and has left four victims – with the youngest being a 16-year-old boy – in critical condition, according to law enforcement.
Chicago police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said that victims between the ages of 16 and 48 had “different and various gunshot wounds to their bodies.”
“Definitely there was two different shooters,” Waller said, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. “It looked like they were just shooting randomly at people as they exited the party.”
Party goers were embarrassed by the display, which was reportedly prompted by a dispute that occurred in the South Side home. It is emblematic of the culture that permeates throughout Chicago’s diverse landscape.
“It was his birthday and they were just celebrating a memorial for somebody that passed away, and this is what they do,” a 29-year-old woman who wished to remain anonymous said to the Tribune.
“It’s real f–king sad. Your kids can’t grow up, you can’t do nothing. This is what our life is going to be about,” she added.
Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a progressive liberal, wants to take firearm rights away from law-abiding citizens as her solution to this epidemic of gun violence:
During an interview with New This News, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed Indiana’s relatively lax gun laws for crime in Chicago. Lightfoot does not even acknowledge Chicago gun control playing a role in the city’s notorious issues with gun violence.
Lightfoot argues that criminals take advantage of Indiana gun laws by traveling out of state and obtaining firearms to later use them on the streets of Chicago. She then called for federal gun control laws, such as universal background checks, to solve this problem…
The good news is that people are waking up to the futility of gun control in Chicago. Even Democratic State Representative La Shawn Ford is starting to acknowledge the viability of concealed carry and is encouraging his constituents to carry in the face of increased crime.
Until there are serious changes to the culture of Chicago, the violent crime rate will continue to be a national embarrassment within the liberal-dominated town.