The US is boiling from a spate of shootings across the country this weekend.
In Dayton, Ohio, nine were killed and 27 people were wounded after a gunman opened fire in the city’s downtown Oregon District.
In El Paso, Texas, 20 people were killed and 26 others were hurt when an allegedly anti-immigrant shooter sprayed bullets at shoppers at a Walmart store using an assault rifle
And, in Chicago, there were two multiple-victim shootings early Sunday morning. In Lawndale, eight people were shot, one fatally. Two hours earlier, in Douglas Park, another seven people were shot near a children’s playground. A total of 47 people were shot, five fatally, in various incidents throughout the weekend as reported by Huffpost.
In Chicago, these slow-motion massacres have become commonplace — often ignored and accepted as an inevitable fact of life, it seems, because the victims and the shooters are from struggling minority communities
Four people have been charged in the gang-related Chicago shooting involving an assault-style rifle that injured 13 people in a city park, including a 3-year old boy, police announced today.
“As of right now we have four offenders charged in this shooting, including the man who fired that military grade weapon and the man who supplied that military grade weapon,” police superintendent Garry McCarthy told a press conference.
Tabari Young, 22, Bryon Champ, 21, Brad Jett, 22, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, were all charged with three counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, McCarthy said.