This is the first long weekend of the year with nice weather, with temperatures in the 80s across the Midwest including Chicago. In the Windy City, suns out means guns out and we aren’t talking about biceps.
1 killed, 3 wounded in Lawndale shooting
Four people were shot, one of them fatally, Saturday in Lawndale.
About 6:25 p.m., the group was outside a home in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone in a vehicle pulled up and opened fire, Chicago police said.
Lawndale is a neighborhood on the West side of Chicago. According to wikipedia, in 2001 a survey indicated that “70% of men aged 18–45 residing in North Lawndale had criminal records” and I am sure it isn’t any better now.
Four people barely qualifies as a mass shooting but it does qualify. With two more warm days in the long weekend, the odds are good there will be more mass shooting candidates before the holiday weekend is over.