On July 6, 2016, a shooting took place near West 18th Street and South Ridgeway Avenue in Chicago at approximately 6:30 p.m. CDT. The victim was shot in the buttocks. He managed to run home, where his parents called for an ambulance. The victim was transported by Chicago Fire Department ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital.
According to Untrail D. Boyd, Guardian Liberty Voice videographer, the victim was identified as a 20-year-old black man. He is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. There is no word on how many times the victim was shot.
The shooting took place about 1.6 miles from another that occurred an hour earlier. This area has been plagued with violence, especially shootings.
CNN reports that Chicago, Ill., has had over 2,000 shootings in the last six months. Of those shot, there were “at least 319 people slain.” In 2015, there were slightly under 3,000 shootings in the entire year. Over the July 4, 2016, weekend, four people lost their lives and 46 suffered injuries due to gunfire, whereas in 2015, there were 40 wounded people, seven of whom lost their lives to gunshots.
Written by Cathy Milne
Contributor Untrail D. Boyd
Edited by Jennifer Pfalz
Untrail D. Boyd
CNN: Chicago crosses 2,000 shooting victims this year
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