BREAKING: 73 Shot In Chicago – 13 Killed Including 7-Year-Old Girl

Violence continues unabated in the Democrat-run city of Chicago as two more children were among 13 killed over the July 4th weekend. Just over a week ago, 46 were shot and 7 were killed, among those were three children including a 1-year-old. Despite this, many on the left are still calling for police departments to be defunded. That’s the last thing Democrat-run cities need. Unless they want anarchy of course, and maybe they do, which is insane.

“Two children — a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were among the more a dozen killed in Chicago this weekend, as the city suffers through its worst streak of gun violence in years.

Of the nearly 70 wounded in the city between Friday night and Sunday morning, nine were minors. Several were shot in two eight-plus victim mass shootings, both on the city’s south side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which has been tracking the city’s dramatic uptick in gun crime since late May, when Chicago began to release its coronavirus-related lockdown measures.

“A 14-year-old boy was among four people killed in a shooting that wounded four others Saturday night in Englewood on the South Side,” the outlet reported Sunday morning. “They were at a large gathering in the street about 11:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street when four males walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago police. The 14-year-old boy was hit in the back and pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital.”

An 11-year-old and a 15-year-old were also wounded in that shooting, and three men were killed.

The 7-year-old girl, Natalie Wallace, was celebrating the Fourth of July with her family at her grandmother’s home when, in a similar fashion, “a vehicle pulled up and three men got out and started shooting indiscriminately,” according to Fox News.

“Three men got out of a white car and shot more than 20 rounds in the direction of the people holding the party,” the Sun-Times added, noting that a 32-year-old man was also injured in the fray.

“It was a family gathering so there was many kids. There were kids riding on bicycles enjoin the Fourth of July as they have should have been and now this child is gone,” a Chicago Police Department spokesperson told the local ABC News affiliate, ABC7 Chicago.

In just five days, the month of July has seen 18 people shot and killed and more than 80 shot and wounded. Four children under the age of 10 have been killed in as many weeks, one, Sincere Gaston, a 20-month-old boy, was riding home with his mother from the laundromat when their car was ambushed by a gunman and he was killed.

Chicago Police detailed their plan to contain the violence, adding 1,200 officer shifts to the calendar across the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and announced a violence prevention board charged with identifying gun violence “hotspots” across the city and to “coordinate efforts between police and violence prevention group,” according to ABC7.

“The best way to reduce violence is to prevent it from happening,” Chicago police superintendent David Brown said Friday. “We will be targeting criminal networks that are the pipeline to violence in this city over this 4th of July weekend.”

“I will also have officers on foot patrols across our neighborhoods including the walking beat to get to know their neighborhood and residents and protecting them so they can celebrate safely,” Brown added.

It does not appear the efforts were enough to curb the shooting.

Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, seemed at a loss for words Sunday.

“Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Lightfoot said on social media. “We cannot grow numb to this. We are making progress in slowing shootings, but we have to do better, every single one of us.””

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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