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    IL - Chicago -11 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park

    Eleven people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood tonight, authorities said.

    The shootings appeared to have taken place on a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park near Wood Street. Ambulances were still responding about half an hour after the shootings took place, as injured people were still being brought out of the park on stretchers. About 60 police officers were on the scene.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,352520.story

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,352520.story

    From Pellman's posted article:
    A total of at least 11 people were shot, including the 3-year-old, who was shot in the face, according to a source.



    How terrifying for the three year old who was shot in the face!

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    This is absolute MADNESS!

    Sending love to those who have died or been injured and their loved ones xo

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    Our thoughts are with you all over there.....2 in one week!!!!!

    But I have to comment and I really hope I don't offend.

    Guys something has to be done!!! This is crazy now. But I really don't know what you are going to do as I think it is a case of the gate has been opened and the bull is out...

    I have lived in London, Berlin and Sydney and it is very uncommon to hear of people being shot.

    Saying that parts of Sydney and a place called the Gold Coast (sought of a cross between your LA and Miami) are getting quite scary as the bikie gangs have all been taken over by guys from the middle east or middle eastern backgrounds... and this is how crazy it is: some are serbs, some are croations, and some muslims, some not the guns are coming from the middle east, so its like their hatred of each other has spilled over here and continuing within these bikie gangs.

    So we are all learning from you however, there have been groups that are calling for the loosening of the gun laws here, the majority of people have said a very loud no, so I am hoping that these bikies just stick to shooting each other.

    I do understand why everyone feels the need to have a gun there, its like a vicous cycle, because all the crims and bad people have them, therefore the good and decent need to be protected and it is only a gun that will beat a gun.

    So like I said before I really do not know how this problem is going to be fixed, because there is no way people are going to give up their guns and make themselves vulnerable......does anyone have a solution?????
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    Is there another thread about this?

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    Chicago Fire Department officials said the child was in critical condition.

    CNN quoted Chicago Police officer Ron Gaines as saying the child was shot in the ear with the bullett exiting through his mouth.

    The 15 year olds are in a stable condition, Gaines said, while four other victims were in a serious condition.

    All the victims were transported to hospitals but are alive, deputy fire chief James Mungovan said. Police do not yet have anyone in custody

    http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...-1226723648692

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    More from Marlywings story link.

    The Chicago Sun Times quoted 22-year-old local resident Julian Harris as saying that "dreadlocked gunmen in a gray sedan" fired at him at the corner of Wood and 51st street.

    "They've been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night - just gang-banging stuff. It's what they do," the paper quoted Harris saying.

    The shooting comes as Chicago struggles to stem an epidemic of gang violence that helped push the city's murder rate up 16 percent to 506 people last year.

    The Chicago Tribune reported that a total of eighteen people, including the 13 in the Cornell Park incident, were shot in the space of four hours in Chicago on Thursday night.

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    13 people, including 3-year-old boy, shot at South Side park


    By Peter Nickeas and Jeremy GornerTribune reporters
    6:34 a.m. CDT, September 20, 2013



    Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said.

    Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan at the scene. A 12th victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information.

    Police said later a total of 13 people were shot, the boy, two teens, and 10 adults, with the boy the most seriously wounded. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head at an ear that exited through his mouth, and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.


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    Good question Revampz, well stated.

    Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago

    “Chief Keef is an ABC rapper, saying little bitty words,” says Deandre, one of the young men. “got a 30,’” he goes on, his deep, raspy voice turned into a mocking drawl. “got a cobra.’ That’s all he can do. He out there just gangbanging.” (A “cobra” is a .357 Magnum, and a “30,” or “30-poppa,” is an easily concealed handgun with a 30-round clip.)

    Last year more than 500 people were murdered in Chicago, a greater number than in far more populous cities such as New York and Los Angeles. The prevalence of gun crimes in Chicago is due in large part to a fragmentation of the gangs on its streets: There are now an estimated 70,000 members in the city, spread out among a mind-boggling 850 cliques, with many of these groupings formed around a couple of street corners or a specific school or park. Young people in these areas are like young people everywhere, using technology to coordinate with their friends and chronicle their every move. But in neighborhoods where shootings are common, the use of online tools has turned hazardous, as gang violence is now openly advertised and instigated online.

    Way more insight at the link

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/...ial-media/all/

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    guns are easy - pull the trigger and run (or speed away in a car)

    much easier than stabbing or punching or strangling someone to death

    you can kill from a distance and you can also distance yourself emotionally since you don't have to see the pain on someone's face or the blood coming out or hear their last gasp of air

    this is why they are the chosen murder method for many IMO


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    what country has the lowest crime rate, but yet, still has the internet? I need to move............
    Media thread for Abby and Libby.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    what country has the lowest crime rate, but yet, still has the internet? I need to move............
    I would move too

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    At Least 10 Shot Overnight as Chicago Violence Continues

    At least 10 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in Chicago since Friday, police said.

    The violent night came just one day after 13 people were injured in a Chicago park.

    Too many reports to paste here, see the story.

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...#ixzz2fXEVYM00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulessa View Post
    what country has the lowest crime rate, but yet, still has the internet? I need to move............
    I think Iceland has the lowest murder rate. Not sure about other crimes. You can move up here to Canada ... not the lowest but it's relatively safe. I don't know anyone who feels the need to have a gun. The only people who have guns here are cops & robbers (& hunters).

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    The level of gun crime in the US is insane and disturbing.

    I feel sorry for the victims. And a 3 year old?! Really? Sick.

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