According to CBS, Chicago is literally a war-zone. While 144 Americans have died in Afghanistan in 2012, 228 Chicago residents have been killed. That number quadruples New York City’s rate and doubles Los Angeles’ rate.
13 year old Tyquan Tyler was one of four fatal shootings in Chicago over the week-end, including 14-year-oldAntonio Davis.
30 more people were wounded by gunfire.
Two more people were fatally shot in other Chicago neighborhoods on Sunday: 29-year-old Hansen Jackson was shot several times in the chest and later died at Mount Sinai Hospital,and 22-year-old Anthony Jones who was also shot and killed, according to a CBS Chicago report.
At least 30 others, including two other teenage boys, were reportedly wounded in shootings throughout the city. A 15-year-old and 14-year-old were taken in stable and fair condition, respectively, to a children’s hospital following a shooting attack while they were playing basketball Saturday around 8:45 p.m.
Other victims include a man shot and two other hit by a vehicle in a suspected gang-related incident about 4 a.m. Saturday in front of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, police said. Another man, 36, was shot in the arm in an unrelated incident and was taken in critical condition to a hospital.
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