On Thursday evening in Chicago, two adults and a 5-month-old baby were shot while standing on a sidewalk.
Thankfully, the victims are all in stable condition.
The 5-month-old boy had a bullet graze his right eye before being transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital.
This is sadly what Chicago is now, a warzone with terrible leadership where a 5-month-old baby can be the victim of a shooting.
Three people, including a 5-month-old boy, were shot Thursday in Old Town on the North Side.
The shooting happened about 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said during a brief news conference outside Lurie Children’s Hospital.
A 5-month-old boy was grazed in the temple and taken to Lurie, where he was stabilized and “resting comfortably,” Carter said. Two men, 19 and 25, were also shot; both are stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Carter said officers responded to the scene and quickly received descriptions of a shooter and a vehicle.
After broadcasting those descriptions, officers tracked the vehicle to the intersection of Princeton Avenue and 37th Street and took two people into custody without incident, Carter said, noting that investigators are looking into whether another person was inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. Two weapons were recovered during the arrest.
Carter didn’t provide any possible motive for the attack, and it’s still unclear whether the victims are related.
He called the shooting “heartbreaking” and noted that violence involving children “is not normal for anyone, whether it’s Chicago or any other city around this country.”
“They are in harm’s way no matter who the intended victim was,” he said. “There’s no regard for anyone’s life, especially that of a child who has yet to even grow up and experience this world. That’s quite tragic.”
The last few weeks have seen several children wounded or killed by gun violence in Chicago. Last month, 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was killed in a shooting in Englewood. Lena Nuez, 10, was fatally shot when a bullet tore through her window in Logan Square.
Of course, Chicago does have an elected mayor they can look to for guidance.
What does mayor Lori Lightfoot have to contribute?
She's too busy taking jabs at President Donald Trump's press secretary.
Chicago doesn't deserve this kind of worthless "leadership."