(AbsoluteNews.com) – On August 7, a shooting left Chicago Police Officer Ella French dead and her partner critically wounded. Just one week later, the Democratically-controlled city turned into a war zone again. Now, families are mourning as 6 have died and dozens recover from injuries.
Around 5:15 p.m. on Friday, August 13, Chicago police received the first fatal shooting call of the weekend. Suspects fatally shot an 18-year-old man who was standing on a corner, hitting him in his leg, chest and back. By the end of the weekend, 6 people had died, including a child, and at least 48 suffered injuries.
Serenity Broughton, 7, died at Loyola University Medical Center on Sunday from gunshot wounds to the chest and torso. Her 6-year-old sister, Aubrey, also suffered injuries. The shooting occurred as the girls’ mother was trying to get them into the car.
Serenity, 7, and Aubrey, 6, Broughton were shot as their mother buckled them into their seats in a car in Chicago.
Serenity was killed. She would have turned 8 in November.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 16, 2021
More than 250 children suffered gunshot wounds in the first half of 2021 and 32 of those victims died. In July, shootings in the Windy City are up 15% over 2020. While the residents of the city continue to die and suffer debilitating injuries, Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot continues to do nothing to control crime.
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