CHICAGO DEATH SPIRAL: 44 People Shot, 10 Killed Over Bloody Memorial Day Weekend

Where’s the NAACP?

At least 44 people in Chicago were shot and nine killed over the violent Memorial Day Weekend Holiday, according to the city’s police department.

From ABC Chicago:

Memorial Day weekend violence has left nine people dead and 35 others wounded, Chicago police said.

Police said three people were shot while standing on the sidewalk in the 9100-block of South Harper Avenue when someone drove up and fired at around 1:45 a.m.

A 59-year-old man, 57-year-old woman, and a 77-year-old man were all hit and transported to local hospitals.

The violence happening despite Mayor Brandon Johnson’s new safety plan, to increase police on the streets and include community groups to help curb violence in the city.

Over the weekend, 35-year-old William Hair’s family spoke to ABC7 about what happened to their loved one early Saturday morning in Lakeview.

“He was there with his best friend. They pulled up, didn’t have a chance to do anything. His best friend, thank God, was with him, and valiantly tried to save his life, and performed CPR, helped him breathe. My son fought for his life, but he was gone,” Bill said.

Hair was one of five people shot over the past four days in Lakeview, police are saying they plan to increase patrols in that area.