58 Shot, 11 Killed in Violent Chicago 4th of July Weekend


In Chicago, a violent Fourth of July weekend left at least 58 people shot, with 11 victims succumbing to their injuries. According to reports from ABC 7 and the Chicago Sun-Times, a spate of gunfire erupted across the city, with devastating consequences.

One such incident involved multiple shooters who opened fire into a residence in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, leaving a deadly toll. An eight-year-old boy and two women lost their lives in the attack, while a five-year-old and seven-year-old boy were left in critical condition.

These fatalities bring the total number of people killed in Chicago to at least 286 since January 1, 2024, through July 5, 2024. In comparison, on last year’s July 4th holiday, 18 people were shot and two killed. One Chicago resident described the current situation, stating, “Fourth of July has become assassination day.”

AWR Hawkins
AWR Hawkins
AWR Hawkins is one of the preeminent 2nd amendment journalists having racked up a series of high profile awards in the space. The Second Amendment Foundation named him Journalist of the Year 2015; Gun Rights Defender of the Year 2016; and Journalist of the Year 2017. He was named 2019 Journalist of the Year at the 34th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, and Gun Rights Defender of the Year at its 2020 conference.

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