According to CBS, President Obama’s home city of Chicago has turned into a war zone. More youth have died in Chicago this year than Afghanistan (144 to 228). The murder rate in Chicago is four times that of New York City and double that of Los Angeles, known for its gang activity.
Two teen boys were killed this weekend, aged 13 and 14. They were among four homicides that took place this weekend alone. There were 30 others wounded this weekend in various incidents throughout the city related to gun violence. The murder rate in city of Chicago was already getting national headlines last year. Since that time, it’s risen by another 35 percent.
A 14-year old boy, Antonio Davis, was murdered in a drive-by Friday at 9 pm. A 13-year old boy, Tyquan Tyler, was killed after being shot in the chest at a party. A 22-year old and a 29-year old were also killed. Two of the 30 who were wounded were shot while playing basketball.
Police say that they are going to be working overtime with the spike in violence.
“Just look at what’s been happening every single weekend,” Vice President of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police Daniel Gorman told The Daily. “Although we appreciate the overtime, we still can’t ignore that we’ve got a manpower crisis, and the recent violence in the city is proof of that crisis.”