105 People Where Shot 63 Killed Last Night In CHICAGO And Officials Are Calling It The “HALLOWEEN PURGE”
CHICAGO — More than 105 people were shot and 63 people were killed in shootings throughout the city this Halloween night in Chicago of 2015 in what many are calling the “HALLOWEEN PURGE”
That’s an increase in shootings and gun deaths compared to Halloween of 2014, when 134 people were wounded and 36 were slain in shootings.
This October , 446 people in total were slain in Chicago, with 137 dying from gunshot wounds.
Of the 209 people injured in shootings in Chicago last month(September), 35 were shot in West Englewood, the most of any of Chicago’s 77 community areas, based on a DNA info analysis.
Five of those wounded, including a 2-year-old girl, were shot in a single incident in the 6200 block of South Honore Street. In a separate West Englewood shooting, three kids — a 4-year-old girl, 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl, were shot. After being shot in her head, 4-year-old Jacele Johnson has been transferred to a Minnesota facility to help her recover from her injuries.
West Englewood also led the city in total shootings last month. The neighborhood was the site of 24 of the city’s 78 reported shootings compiled by DNA info.
President Obama has declared a state of emergency in Chicago in an attempt to diffuse the gang violence in the Windy City. He released a statement saying:
“I COME FROM THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO AND IT’S A SHAME KIDS ARE KILLING EACH OTHER OVER COLORS, IT’S JUST SAD AND I PROMISE BEFORE MY TERM AS PRESIDENT IS OVER TO CLEAN UP THE CITY”