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Like ‘war’: Chicago shootout hits 14, as Dem mayors refuse federal help

Hours after publicly refusing the help of the federal government to stop violence in her city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is struggling for answers as a shootout left 15 people wounded in the city yesterday.

Chicago Police say that occupants of a black car opened fire at a crowd outside a funeral home. The crowd subsequently returned fire as the car tried to flee, but instead, it crashed nearby. The suspects in the car fled in a different direction on foot.

One resident compared the shooting to the breakout of a war. 

“Shot up everywhere, all over,” said neighbor, Arnita Gerder. “We thought it was a war out here.”

“All we saw was just bodies laying everywhere,” she said of the scene. “Legs, stomach, back, all over the place.”

“Unfortunately it appears like it was planned because as the people were coming out of the funeral home, then the shots rang out like they were literally waiting on them to come out,” said Kenneth Hughes, a witness.

The 15 wounded, all adults, are being treated at five different city hospitals.

The victims, say Hughes, were all wearing white.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, but police are searching for at least one person of interest.

The shooting highlights the growing violence in Chicago and other big cities, which have seen a spike in the number of shootings over the last month.

President Trump has said he is sending federal agents to Chicago to assist local law enforcement in combating the violence, but Lightfoot said in a tweet yesterday that federal assistance is not wanted.

“Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents,” Mayor Lightfoot tweeted on Tuesday.

The shooting also comes on the heels of a letter signed by 15 Democrat mayors who have asked Trump to withdraw federal assistance from Portland and not send federal agents to other cities to combat violence.

“The letter — signed by the mayors of Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Tucson, Sacramento, Phoenix and Kansas City, Missouri — calls on the administration to withdraw federal forces from the cities where they are currently deployed and halt plans to send them elsewhere,” says CNN.

Currently, Trump has surged federal agents to both Portland and Kansas City. Portland has seen 50 nights of anarchist-led protests, and Kansas City, like Chicago and other big cities controlled by Democrats, has seen a wave of violence and murder overtake officials in the last month.

During a contentious press conference yesterday, Kayleigh McEnany, President Trump’s Press Secretary, said the Democrat mayors aren’t helping things.

“This rhetoric is unhelpful and gives the violence we have seen a pass,” she said.  

“When more people are dying on the streets of Chicago than Afghanistan and Iraq, it’s a tragedy,” she added.

After yesterday’s shooting, Chicago residents would likely agree.

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7 Comments

  1. Nona Pourlos July 22, 2020

    I guess these mayors would like to see resident deaths.

  2. Pollty July 22, 2020

    Judgement will come soon

  3. JoeyP July 22, 2020

    Why isn’t this INCOMPETENT Left Wing DOLT (like ALL Left Wingers) REMOVED from OFFICE in HANDCUFFS, if necessary? She needs to be recalled ASAP and replaced with a REAL mayor! She is ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS like ALL Left Wing Liberals. I’m ALSO hoping that the CITIZENS of CHICAGO SUE the city for DERELICTION of DUTY in protecting the citizens, which they paid TAXES for. One Observant and DISGUSTED Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  4. Joe July 22, 2020

    So Lightffot won’t let Trump’s troops terrorize the residents of Chicago. Fine. But I guess letting the residents of Chicago terrorize the residents of Chicago is ok.

  5. Andrea Visconti July 22, 2020

    I can’t believe those mayor’s. Don’t they realize they’re the ones causing the problem not our President. He is going out of his way to stop the violence in these cities.

  6. Old Fur Trapper July 22, 2020

    Lightfoot must be physically removed now for safety of the public! She can’t handle the situation and refuses to do whatever it takes to restore peace and order! The people are far more terrorized now by the escalating shootings and deaths than they would ever be by any military troops. Apparently black lives don’t matter do they Lightfoot?

  7. Larry July 22, 2020

    Chicago Mayor is a Racists and a BLM supporter and does not are about the shootings

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