The two mass shootings over the weekend no one is talking about

The two mass shootings over the weekend no one is talking about
Image: CBC Chicago screen grab

The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend are still trending bigtime on social media. Most of the comments appearing are either attacks on Donald Trump, whose alleged anti-immigrant rhetoric the Left blames for the shootings, or demands for stricter gun control.

None of the comments mention the two additional mass shootings that occurred in Chicago.

According to CBS Chicago, the two shootings took place within three hours apart in the Lawndale section. By the smoke from the second incident had clear, thirteen people were wounded, one of them fatally.

The first shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. near Roosevelt and Francisco in Douglas Park.

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Police said a group of people was standing in the park, when someone opened fire from a black Chevrolet Camaro. Seven people were wounded:

  • A 21-year-old man shot in the groin was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition;
  • A 25-year-old woman shot in the arm and leg was taken to Mount Sinai, where she was stabilized
  • A 20-year-old man shot in the right side was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was stabilized
  • A 19-year-old woman shot in the right leg was taken to Stroger, where she was stabilized;
  • A 22-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai, where she was stabilized;
  • A 21-year-old man shot in the left leg was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
  • A 23-year-old man shot in the chest and hand took himself to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized.
Image: CBC Chicago screen grab

The second shooting came at around 3:45 a.m., when unknown gunmen opened fire on a large group of people at a block party. One man, 33-year-old Demetrius Flowers, was killed, and seven other people were wounded. Flowers’s father told reporters that this was the second son he’s lost to violence. Of the wounded:

  • A 35-year-old man shot in the forehead was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
  • A 28-year-old man shot in the hip was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
  • A 27-year-old man shot in the foot was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was stabilized;
  • A 28-year-old man shot in the leg Mount Sinai, where he was treated and released;
  • A 14-year-old boy was shot in the thigh, and was taken to Stroger, where he was stabilized;
  • A 21-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the thumb, and was treated and released at St. Margaret Hospital;
  • A 19-year-old woman was shot in the head, and was taken to Stroger, where she was treated and released.

All told, 46 Chicagoans were wounded in shootings since Friday evening.

Why are the national media not reporting these incidents with the same intensity? Could it be because all the victims were black, and despite the media’s claim of championing racial equality, they find blacks expendable?

Or perhaps the reason is another difference between the El Paso and Dayton shootings and the ones in Chicago. Namely, the shooters in Chicago were also black, a fact that runs counter to the Left’s preferred narrative that all mass shooters are white conservatives.

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