Dozens Shot during Chicago’s Bloodbath July 4th Weekend

Dozens of people were shot during yet another bloodbath Fourth of July weekend in Democrat-controlled Chicago.

Shootings and other violence across the country during the extended Fourth of July weekend have left at least 33 people dead and injured dozens, authorities said.

11 people were killed in Chicago alone, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Another 55 people were wounded in shootings in Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago.

At least one of the fatal shootings involved multiple shooters who opened fire Thursday “into a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood home on the South Side.”

An eight-year-old boy and two women were killed in the attack.

NBC 5 noted that the shooters also “left a five-year-old and seven-year-old boy in critical condition.”

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times pointed out that “18 people were shot and two were killed on the July 4th holiday [last year].”

The recent violence “has left our city in a state of grief,” Mayor Johnson said.

“We are devastated by the recent violence that has left our city in a state of grief and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities impacted by these recent events,” Johnson said.

Eight people were wounded in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood shortly after midnight Friday.

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About 90 minutes later, a shooting in the city’s Austin neighborhood injured six.

Police said preliminary findings suggest the separate shootings involved an exchange of gunfire between two people who then fled.

The recent violence at a popular Lake Michigan beach in Chicago prompted officials to close it early each night through the holiday weekend as a precaution.

The 31st Street Beach has been the scene of recent stabbings and shootings.

One Chicago resident described the Fourth of July as “assassination day.”

The Sun-Times observed that 286 people were killed in Chicago from January 1, 2024, through July 5, 2024.

Meanwhile, shootings and other violence were seen nationwide over the holiday.

In Huntington Beach, California, two people were killed and three others injured in an Independence Day attack less than two hours after a fireworks show ended, police said.

Authorities arrested a suspect after responding to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon Thursday night.

In the northeastern Ohio community of Niles, Police Chief Jay Holland said a 15-year-old male was in custody after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday night at a Fourth of July party at a residence.

A 10-year-old girl, identified as Gracie Griffin, was fatally shot in a Cleveland neighborhood, police said.

It is not yet known what sparked the shooting or if she was targeted.

A 19-year-old man was killed and six others were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

The wounded, which included four juveniles, were being treated at hospitals for various injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

It is not known yet what prompted the shooting.

Three shootings occurred in the Boston area following the city’s Fourth of July celebrations, leaving one man dead.

The fatal shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday in a park near Boston’s South End neighborhood.

At about the same time, three other people were wounded in the city’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

A third shooting at a gas station later left a victim with life-threatening injuries.

A 17-year-old male suffered a stomach wound in another shooting Thursday night in a condominium parking lot in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

In Connecticut, a woman was found shot in her car early Friday and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police identified her as Shamyria Williams, 23, of Hartford.

Relatives told reporters they believed she had just left a Fourth of July party.

Police in Albany, New York, said six males ranging in age from 16 to 19 were being treated at a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening after a shooting at a large gathering.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at a home around 12:15 a.m. Friday.

None of the victims were found at the scene but police said they located evidence consistent with gunfire in the yard behind the residence and in the street.

One teenager who had been shot flagged down officers along a street a short time later, police said.

Five teens were wounded when shots were fired into a crowd following a fight at a party early Friday morning in Pontiac, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit.

Three of the victims are 14 years old.

The other two are 15 years old. All are males.

Authorities said they were taken to hospitals with wounds not considered to be life-threatening.

Four people were wounded in a shooting early Friday outside a Tampa adult nightclub after an altercation between the club’s security guard and two men, police said.

The two men drove their car to the front of the Pink Pussycat Lounge and one of them shot the security guard with a handgun, police said.

The security guard underwent surgery at a hospital and was in stable condition.

Three other men suffered unspecified minor injuries.

Police said both suspects were arrested and charged with several crimes.

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