On May 28, 2016, a shooting occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. CDT, in North Lawndale, Chicago. According to Untrail D. Boyd, a Guardian Liberty Voice videographer, four black men were walking near W. 21st Street and S. Harding Avenue when the gunfire began.
Two of the four men escaped injury. One man, known as T.Y., who is believed to be in his 40s, was shot in the right hip. A second man, Mike-Mike, was wounded in his upper thigh, just below the buttocks.
When the Chicago Police arrived, T.Y. was supine, while Mike-Mike was standing. Both men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital at 1500 S. Fairfield Ave. in Lawndale.
According to Boyd, the men have no gang affiliation and appear to be innocent men enjoying the warm evening. He stated the temperature was at least 70 degrees.
These men were only two of many victims of seemingly random gunfire on the weekend that Americans consider the official beginning of summer. On Saturday, May 27, there were a number of shootings in Chicago proper and at least two that occurred in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Any shooting that takes place, especially when there are people wounded, is regrettable. These two men, fortunately, suffered non-fatal injuries. Guardian Liberty Voice will continue to bring updates on the shooting events in North Lawndale and Chicago proper.
Written by Cathy Milne
Contributor: Untrail D. Boyd
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