"It is easier to build a strong child than to repair a broken man." - Frederick Douglass

Chicago Shootings Back on the Rise


Chicago Police Department has released a video of a shooting located downtown leaving a man from Maywood and a woman injured. This shooting occurred near the 300 Block of North Wabash Avenue on the afternoon of Sunday (July 19, 2020) around 2:30 a.m.CT. 

During the video, a bunch of people is seen to be walking on the Wabash Avenue bridge. A few of them appear to look across the street and see a man that was wearing black pants and a black shirt. He suddenly pulls out a gun.

It was just moments later that man decides to open fire and another man standing behind him appears to pull out his own personal gun and also fires shots soon after. The people that were on the bridge was seen ducking and dropping to the ground as the shots unfold.

There was a thirty-five-year-old man and a twenty-five-year-old woman that was traveling driving in a vehicle when all the gunfire went off.

 Gregory Crawford was shot in his neck and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Where he would lose his life, according to the police and the Cook County medical examiners office. The female was struck in the arm. She was treated at the same place as the man.

These types of shootings should not be normal in the Chicago area. These shootings should never happen where other people who are more than likely not involved is hurt during the process.

Losing a man at the young age of 35 is horrible. He has family, and this could have been a man who could help stand up against other injustices. Also noting every vote counts this is one lost vote for the injustice going on in Chicago.

Funeral Shooting

There are ten female victims five male victims, according to the update from the Chicago Police Department early morning on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 The victim’s age range from 21 to 65. The police said six people were in serious condition.

It all started as a funeral for someone who had already lost their lives to gun violence and just added on to it with more gun violence at the funeral.

The police stated that the vehicle apart of the shooting had been stolen, as they looked at the video it was not showing well enough that the victims could noticeable. But is believable there are three suspects.

The funeral attendees started to fire back at the vehicle, which turned north on Carpenter Street while still firing at the people from the funeral before crashing into a parked car halfway down the block.

The fire department claimed that at least nine people were transported by ambulances from the scene. Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and the University of Chicago Medical Center received the majority of the victims.

Some of the victims were taken but later found their way back to St. Bernard Hospital, OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park. The Fire Department would also find two additional victims on 63rd street.

There are already many shootings all over Chicago but to bring shooting to a funeral home where the majority of the deaths already evolved from shooting is disappointing. There should be more protection around these funeral homes so it would be a for sure safe.

In the earlier days, the gang members would not shoot up a funeral home. It would be like a neutral zone but times are getting considerably worse.

3 Killed 7 Wounded

There were ten people shot and three people killed just this past Wednesday. The 33-year-old man parked his vehicle on the 1400 block of East  67th Street when there were random shots fired and was hit in the groin.

Another man, age 25, was on the street of 5500 Block of West School Street at 2:10 p.m when where shots fired from a lightly colored vehicle. The man was wounded in the leg.

Written By Jordan Fenderson
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware and Sheena Robertson


ABC 7 Chicago: Chicago police release video to identify suspect in fatal Loop shooting

CBS 2 Chicago: 15 People Wounded In Mass Shooting Outside Funeral In Auburn Gresham

Chicago Sun-Times: 3 killed, 7 wounded Wednesday in Chicago shootings

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