Just another Saturday night in Chicago

The shooting toll: 2 dead, 8 more wounded. Most of them random. Most of them involving men under the age of 25. Are they all African American? The Chicago Tribune does not give the race of the victims or the shooters. But you'd be hard pressed to find a white face on the South Side and West Side neighborhoods where these shootings occurred: A 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a Far South Side liquor store Saturday evening, police said, and a 46-year-old man was killed about 45 minutes later. At least six others were shot on the South and West sides overnight. The younger man was shot to death at the store near 133rd Street and Indiana Avenue about 8:45 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety. Someone outside fired, hitting the man in the chest, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Timothy Scott, of the 13300 block of South Calumet Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 9 p.m., officials...(Read Full Post)

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