When Felons Have Easy Access to Guns: 19 injured in shooting sprees over 8 hours in Chicago

  • conservativej...

    Posts: 2465

    Aug 24, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Nineteen people were shot in a series of attacks Thursday evening and early today in Chicago's South and West sides, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The newspaper, quoting police, says 13 of the victims were shot in a series of attacks between 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., including eight injured in one incident.

    As of early today, none of the 19 people had died, the Tribune reports.

    There was no immediate explanation for the outbreak of shootings, which occurred betwee 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 1:30 a.m. today, nor were there early signs that the attacks were related.

    ABC7 Chicago reports that the incident involving eight injuries took place around 79th Street, a known north-south dividing line for gangs.

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  • Latenight30

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    Aug 24, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    another person shot 9 people in NY outside the Empire State building. The shooter is dead.
  • conservativej...

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    Aug 24, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidanother person shot 9 people in NY outside the Empire State building. The shooter is dead.


    I saw that. Have they identified the shooter?