Enlightening Commentary

Posted on July 31, 2015

Shootapalooza It’s that magical weekend when mostly teen-to-20-something suburbanites flood Grant Park and proceed to get alcohol poisoning while the usual cases of lead poisoning elsewhere around town continue unabated.

UPDATE: Sunday tallied the most shot in a single day since July 5th & the second most this year. Also, there were two “mass shootings” that will garner zero media attention due to the wrong assailant/victim combination.

Shootapalooza 2015: 4 killed, 36 wounded
Shootapalooza 2014: 5 killed, 25 wounded
Shootapalooza 2013: 2 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 7/31
10:55p 11000 S Vernon, Roseland, F/36
Saturday 8/1
1:30a 5100 W Division, Austin, M/29
2:00a 5500 S Hermitage, Englewood, M/31
2:00a 5500 S Hermitage, Englewood, F/32
2:45a 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/17
2:45a 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/17
2:45a 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/21 (story)
3:15a 1300 N Hudson, Near North Side, F/23
4:20a 2900 S Ashland, Lower W Side, M/24
4:30a 4200 S State, Grand Boulevard, M/24
3:00p 400 N Lawler, Austin, M/18
6:40p 8800 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/28
8:30p 7700 S Chappel, South Shore, M/20
9:30p 5000 N Kenmore, Uptown, F/48
9:55p 5200 W Adams, Austin, F/25
11:55p 5200 S Calumet, Washington Park, F/31
Sunday 8/2
1:05a 4800 W Kamerling, Austin, M/22 (photos)
1:05a 4800 W Kamerling, Austin, M/21
1:05a 4800 W Kamerling, Austin, M/20
1:05a 4800 W Kamerling, Austin, M/19
1:05a 4800 W Kamerling, Austin, M/24
3:15a 4200 S Lake Shore, Oakland, M/21
3:15a 4200 S Lake Shore, Oakland, M/35
5:00a 4300 S Wells, Fuller Park, M/17
5:00a 11700 S LaSalle, West Pullman, M/20
4:00p 600 E Pershing, Oakland, M/17
7:15p 200 W 108th, Roseland, M/16
7:15p 200 W 108th, Roseland, M/23
7:55p 8300 S Brandon, South Chicago, F/34 (photos)
7:55p 8300 S Brandon, South Chicago, F/39
7:55p 8300 S Brandon, South Chicago, F/26
8:40p 5600 S Bishop, Englewood, F/5
8:45p 2500 N Parkside, Belmont Cragin, M/7
8:45p 2500 N Parkside, Belmont Cragin, M/19
9:30p 800 N Hudson, Near North Side, M/19
9:50p 6700 S Winchester, Englewood, M/19 (photos)
9:50p 6700 S Winchester, Englewood, M/24
9:50p 6700 S Winchester, Englewood, M/25
9:50p 6700 S Winchester, Englewood, M/25
Monday Overtime
1:20a 6300 S Bell Ave, Chicago Lawn, M/17

Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. adam July 31, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    3 to go to hit the magic “60” number, we might get lucky with shotapalooza, we got 9.5 hours to do it.

    • adam August 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      damn.. the honor students must of stayed inside yesterday… fu arock!

  2. Frog July 31, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    There should be a super bowl for the two deadliest/wounded cities. Can we get 16 team cities to compete? I say this year’s contenders will be Chicago and Baltimore.

    • Frog July 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      I meant “Shooter Bowl” not Super Bowl…

    • James M July 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      How would you score it? The only fair way is per capita killed- wounded.
      Else the big cities will always win

      • Chicago Nick August 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

        I don’t see anyone topping Baltimore on the per-capita homicide rate. As impressive as Chicago is, Charm City does it better. Plus has delicious seafood.

    • Wolf August 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Baltimore with 1/4 the population of Chicago racked up 45 murders in July (AP story on Drudge Report this morning). Makes the Chicago stats appear puny in comparison. Chicago stands our because of the numbers the larger population base generates on a yearly basis.

      • Toni August 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

        Wolf, you’re right about Chicago’s population however, the Shooter Bowl can still take place.
        Numbers need not be counted throughout the entire city. Most shootings occur in 15 most dangerous ‘hoods.
        Shooter Bowl can cover Chicago’s notorious areas as well as Baltimore.

        • Toni August 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

          Meant to say, cover Chicago’s notorious areas to Baltimore’s.

  3. DMS July 31, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    The 2015 kill ratio is much higher than 2014, so I believe they will finish out the month with an amazing record.

  4. Tom August 1, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Damn! Missed 60 DRT by only 3? My estimate for July was close. Better luck next time.

  5. Bobo August 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Even with a crazy ass full moon not a single homicide last night??? What a nightmare!!!

    • Toni August 1, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Not only a full moon, but a ‘Blue’ full moon…

  6. nellie03 August 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Will the Irish thugs continue to murder in August.

  7. Tony August 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I am disappointed, they missed 60 by 3. Again it goes back to the lousy marksmanship. If 10% of the wounded had been bagged and tagged we would have had a great month. Now all of those wounded will have to hit the streets again to become a future statistic. Shooting is no different than sports, practice, practice, practice.

  8. Bobo August 1, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    These stats are terrible!!!!!!!!

  9. Wolverine August 2, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Homies need to work on day aim, yo…..

  10. Baggerrider August 2, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I see that they hit for the cycle this weekend.

    • kg August 3, 2015 at 7:21 am

      they shot for the cycle on just Sunday alone! Plus the fiver, too!

  11. meh August 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Wow. 5 shot in Austin. That counts as a mass shooting. Wonder how long it will take for no one to care.

    • Dmax August 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Tell the media that one of the victims was a Cecil the lion supporter and they’ll be all over it.

    • Cimeco August 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Oh, the media ‘cares’ alright. They are probably right now gnashing their teeth and wringing their hands wishing a white guy, preferably a cop, did it so they could report it.

  12. jose August 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    5 shot 1 dead at house party in the 025 th dist Austin hood. Doesn’t this count as a mass shooting …media?…..still waiting …..

    • Sparky August 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      They really know how to throw parties there in Austin, don’t they?? Tally Ho!!

  13. Stewart August 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Wow !! Multi shootings for the start of August. A Twofer and a Hatrick on the first then a five-fer and two more twofers on the second of the month. The stupidity dial is way up.

  14. bobdog August 3, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Great box scores this weekend.

    Off topic: I don’t think your “Cause of Death” graphic is right this week. You report almost 2400 homicides this year; the actual number is 240 (but growing impressively).

    • W.H.Thompson August 3, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Meh, close enough… Typo fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

  15. Sparky August 3, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Good Job on Sunday!!

  16. Wolf August 3, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Impressive numbers. From Friday noon to Monday 6AM a Chicagoan shot every 90 minutes.
    So far not a word in the national media, but Cecil the Lion is still in the news.

    Since so many are shot from vehicles, perhaps Chicago should outlaw vehicles. After all, the gun ban is working so well, right??

  17. East coast cop August 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    You guys need to check out NYC. They’re upset at 22 shot over the weekend. SMH

  18. Tex August 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Father “Pflakey” Pfleger (to honor WLS’s Don Wade) thinks “the brothers should be on the endangered species list” since Cecil gets more attention than Chicago shootings. Sorry Father, ain’t gonna happen unless the “brothers” start getting killed by privileged White guys, like Cecil was. As long as it’s blacks and browns pulling the triggers, the racist media wants nothing to do with it. As far as “endangered”, don’t think so, not when more welfare anchors are being cranked out than gentle giants are being put down. The best chance for media involvement is if they keep gunning down kids under 10.

    • W.H.Thompson August 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Negative. Already accounted for since the scanner traffic at the time declared the incident as a homicide. The miracle working EMS brought him back, if only for a few days.

      • adam August 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm

        ok thanks for clarifying that :)

  19. The BIBLE has the Answer August 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    FYI, in the 1850’s a man named John Brown(he was a WHITE Christian) was hanged for helping the Negro’s to become “FREE”. It was the DemocRATS, that kept them in slavery and was lynching them. Now Planned MurderHOOD and the DemocRATS are at it again with different methods right there in Chiraq! When will some RIGHTEOUS men rise up and call these communities to repentance!!! http://www.180movie.com

    • Videsent August 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      ha ok

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